Microbes and art: Marco Castelli, ASM agar art, Julia Lohmann

These Beautiful Planets Are Actually Bacteria From Public Places – Photographs by Marco Castelli – Veriy

“Most of the photographs of microbes and bacteria” says Caterina Pacenti, project curator “have a scientific nature, adapted to detect and to emphasize the unique geometries that these are able to form. This time, however, the interest is not to show the invisible or what is hardly visible to the naked eye, but to use the natural shape of bacterial colonies to enlarge and project them into another dimension, reversing all logic and report between big and small, thus loading the planets, the universe and all the work of symbolic values.

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Winners of the 2016 agar art competition – in Pictures – The Guardian

The American Society of Microbiology announced the winners of their second competition, the result of scientists around the world creating artworks in agar jelly from microbes, ranging from sperm to surreal faces.

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“The first race” – 1st place winner by Md Zohorul Islam


How to do art with 9000 Petri Dishes? Lohmann and her #BioArt – LaBioTech

Julia Lohmann grew up in the German countryside, studied design in England and worked on a farm in Iceland. Now as a designer and researcher, she brings all these experiences to her work – with maggots, bacteria, algae and 9000 petri dishes.

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