Introducing BioPixels

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Incubation time 13 days

Incubation time 13 days

Incubation time 7 days

Incubation time 7 days

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Incubation time zero

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Four week's incubation

Four week’s incubation

Four week's incubation

Four week’s incubation

This is  a novel process which uses natural waters, sunlight, carbon dioxide, and photosynthetic microorganisms to make sustainable and living pixelated images. These are small scale trials that demonstrate the process and prove its feasibility.

 

 

Private Communication

I sat in a dark room with a liquid culture of bioluminescent bacteria. As I watched them, this is what they did. They formed these complex and dynamic glyphs as if they were trying to communicate with me. Were they trying to tell me something important?

Six Observations On The BioArchitecture Of Soil

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If a soil sample is placed onto a receptive surface the vast microbial community within  slowly emerges from it to form a complex design that reflects the microbiological properties of the orginal soil. In these particular images the generative form resembles frozen water and seeing such BioCrystaline state emerge in this way reminds me of both Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle”  and Ballard’s “Crystal World”

Pulse Primitive

The slime mould Physarum polycephalum is an  intriguing and striking microorganism that exhibits simple “intelligence”. In this respect, it will move toward favourable, and away from hostile environments, can solve a maze in its search for food, and has a primitive memory. Here is some time-lapse footage which reveals a phenomenon akin to a microbial heartbeat.