The Two Cultures

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

The two cultures have merged and whilst their identities are still apparent, it is difficult to see where one now ends and the other begins.

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After  a slow dance macabre, the cultures have finally met. Difficult, to tell whether the interaction is hostile or not at the moment

After a slow dance macabre, the cultures have finally met. Difficult, to tell whether the interaction is hostile or not at the moment

After  a slow dance macabre, the cultures have finally met. Difficult, to tell whether the interaction is hostile or not at the moment

After a slow dance macabre, the cultures have finally met. Difficult, to tell whether the interaction is hostile or not at the moment

12 hours after inoculation

12 hours after inoculation

Just after inoculation

Just after inoculation

As the title says the images are of two cultures, not art and science, then perhaps they are. The cultures are of bacteria, the red one being Serratia marscens and the other Proteus mirabilis. The cultures have grown and spread from their original  point of inoculation, but then become aware of each other. They appear to be tentatively exploring each other, and perhaps deciding what to next.

4 thoughts on “The Two Cultures

  1. Reblogged this on Anne Squared and commented:
    If you are an artist, a scientist, a life-long learner…
    If you are curious about the world around you, the past, the future, the potential…
    The please visit this amazing blog – If you don’t care for the science, the art will amaze you. If you don’t care for the either, my hope is you will take the time to look at this, and perhaps appreciate in a new way the invisible world – and the people who devote their lives to advancing the sciences. Without an understanding the artistic or scientific technology, many of the wondrous exhibitions are tied to issues which are relevant in our society today – I will leave those up to you to find.
    I’m on the theme of “Culture” 🙂

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