Gut Feeling

Eric Parren (USA)

E. coli bacteria, the humble organisms with whom we share a symbiotic relationship, were genetically modified with iGem bio-bricks to express three different kinds of fluorescent proteins; red, green, and cyan. The bacteria were captured trough time-lapse laser-scanning confocal microscopy while undergoing growth and movement experiments. Processes that normally occur on the scale of 500 nanometers are suddenly visible a hundred thousand times their original size. This project was made possible with the support of the California NanoSystems Institute and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts.

Sun 8.9. 17:30 – 18:00
Ars Electronica Quarter / Sphæræ

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