2015-16_5 Bacterial Cultures

Bacteria are everywhere. Rich communities of microbes thrive in the soil, in water, in air, on every surface, and every part of the body. Over the past decade, enabled by advances in gene sequencing and biotechnological tools, our relationship with these microogranisms is changing. Instead of designing ways to eliminate bacteria and protect ourselves from germs, how might we design to reintroduce microbes into our daily lives? In the future, how will we design for the microbial superorganism?

Faculty:Ben Hooker