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”

4 thoughts on “Six Observations On The BioArchitecture Of Soil

  1. I’m intrigued by these images. Can you elaborate a bit more on what these images are actually showing? I mean some technical details. Thanks.

    • I take undiluted soil samples and plate small aliqouts of them onto agar and these forms grow out, and emerge, from them. Most of the growth is Bacillus mycoides which forms these unique patterns.

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