Two Cultures: between science and art

 

Two Cultures: between science and art. I get an immense thrill when I am able to seamlessly migrate between the two cultures. The two videos here document the same biological phenomenon (the convection of oxygen, see Element 8 posts for details), in an artistic sense and also in a scientific context. Here the art came first and revealed a novel biological phenomenon, that I was able to investigate as a scientist.

STORM IN A TEACUP is an artistic collaboration with artist Anne Brodie to investigate bioluminescent bacteria in the context of mundane domestic situations

OXYGEN CHEMOBIOCONVECTION IN A SUSPENSION OF LUMINESCENT BACTERIA is experiment that forms the basis of a scientific paper in collaboration with mathematicians at the University of Cambridge

 

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