Many of the bacteria species our lab researches naturally form intricate patterns on petri dishes under certain conditions. This occurs as bacteria swim and swarm across a surface, communicating and competing with one another for resources. In addition to our scientific research on bacteria pattern formation, our laboratory has developed a variety of processes and artworks that explore the controlled and chaotic forms of the microbial world visually. One of these projects, Microuniverse, has been exhibited at The Motor House (Baltimore) as part of the Culture as Medium show, at Eyebeam (New York City) as part of the To Scale show, and at Flux Factory (New York City) as part of the Artificial Retirement show.
The series was profiled by The Creators Project here:
A Synthetic Biologist's Beautiful Palette of Bacteria Art.