3D Slime Mold

photography series.

Experiment to grow slime mold physarum polycephalum (single cell, multi-nuclei organism) inside glass flasks of 100-1000ml, observing the self-organisation and pattern formation of Physarum polycephalum over time.

This post was submitted by Theresa Schubert.

MTV (2008)

Fluorescent genetically modified e.coli bacteria.

This post was submitted by Ross Colquhoun.

Wonderland circles

Some initial experiences with photography in a micro laboratory.

This post was submitted by Andreia Alves.


Microbiota | Julia Krolik November 30, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Union Gallery – Project Room Kingston ON

Microbiota is a photographic installation that maps bacterial life in the city of Kingston. Blending microbiological protocols with artistic vision, the artist reveals invisible yet ubiquitous aspects of our shared environments. This […]

Bio Art

The main idea of my bio art work is using bio materials which are micro organisms applying culturing process as a scientific method getting a link between biotechnology and art. My art work depends on the color harmony of some kinds of bacteria to form living abstract drawings in serialized Petri dishes called […]

A nice write-up about Niall Hamilton’s art at Mycorant.

Head on over to Mycorant and see a nice write-up about Niall Hamilton’s microbial art!

Isaac Newton said ‘Let there be Light’

Bacterial image of Isaac Newton photosynthetically grown on the glass surface of the bottom of a petri dish using aqueous media. The Photosynthetic bacteria were cultivated and isolated in the artist’s studio laboratory, from winogradsky columns made up from garden samples of organic materials. The image used was taken from the NPG’s Godrey Kneller […]

Physarum UK

Image created as a logo for Artificial Life XI: The Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (http://alifexi.alife.org/)

From the introduction to the Proceedings:

“We chose to promote the conference with an image that is in some sense itself an example of artificial life: a real organism artificially encouraged to […]


Faecal samples have been plated on chromogenic UTI-agar. The large pink colonies are E. coli, the small blue are enterococci and the clear slimy ones are Pseudomonas. The colours have been manipulated using the freeware GIMP, and then a small square of the large picture have been cut out, multiplied and re-assembled like […]

E. coli O157:H7 art

The first two images show the changes that occur when E. coli O157:H7 strains are exposed to sublethal concentrations of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin induces cell elongation, also called filamentation. In addition, the cipro causes the bacteria to become more “sticky” and they line up forming interesting patterns, almost woven like a […]