Sunday, 22 January 2012

printing with bacteria

Looking back on day 1: KTH, Labscape, bacterial cultures, Innventia, paper, graphic media…made me think of this:

Jelte van Abbema did this experimental project in which he printed with bacteria. A posterbox is converted in some sort of huge petri dish with controlled conditions, in which bacteria will grow. The image will transform when the micro-organisms begin to grow over their printed boundaries. Nice project that explores the possibilities of bacteria in graphic media.


  1. Interesting post! I came across this as well, a promo for the movie "Contaigon", see it!


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  3. Very nice! There is an interesting discussion / summary of the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition here: