More microbe-themed art – the Eden Project’s "Human Biome"

Just got pointed to this Wired article by Katie Collins — Eden Project’s ‘Human Biome’ is a gross, musical microbe showcase (Wired UK)

Fascinating project that I actually don’t think is gross in any way.  From the article

Invisible You: The Human Biome will explore the community of microbes that live in and on each and every one of us. Artistic and interactive displays will show bacteria, fungi and viruses, with 11 artists commissioned to create works for the exhibition.

I want to just quote the entire story but I think that is not allowed so let’s just say you really should read the whole thing and look at the gallery.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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