Microbial Art covered in The Daily Beast

A nice article in The Daily Beast, The Deadliest Art Ever by Jaimie Etkin.

Bio Art

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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 as bio paintings showing a colorful life cycle for the bacteria when it grows & dies allowing the audience to see in few weeks number of visual changes in shape & color, which makes the artwork always variable & changeable in the real time imitating and summarizing the human life.

This post was submitted by Heba El Aziz.

New featured gallery by Edgar Lissel.

The most recent addition to the list of featured galleries showcases work by German artist Edgar Lissel. His work mixes photography and microbiology to create imagery that blurs the lines between decay and creation.

Stunning images by Daro Montage in new featured gallery

Click here to see the most recent featured gallery, with images created by Dr. Daro Montag.

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!

New gallery by Seed Magazine

See the latest gallery of images from the site at Seed Magazine, Life imitating life by Greg Bousted.

“Living Light” by Hunter Cole

Some new and interesting work by Dr. Hunter Cole.

“Living Light: Photography by the Light of Bioluminescent Bacteria”

Click here to see a gallery. Just one example:

Slime moulds solve problem.

Very interesting study in which slime moulds are used to determine efficient maps among locations. See here!

Bacteria flashing in sync

From New Scientist:

Glowing bacteria that flash on and off together are pointing the way towards implants made of engineered cells that would deliver precise doses of drugs or hormones at specific times of the day.

The bacteria have been engineered to fluoresce in synchronised bursts to produce waves of luminescence – but the researchers were not after a biological light show. The feat is proof in principle that the activity of cells can be artificially coordinated, so that they no longer work in isolation.

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What’s wrong with a biological light show? I think it would be interesting!

Isaac Newton said ‘Let there be Light’

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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 portrait of Newton, and by using transparent acetate masks with lightboxes, the image was grown in 21 hours.

This post was submitted by Roy Amiss.