Human Endocrine System Illustrations created with Bacteria.

Interactive Installation, Exhibited May 2015.

Green Fluorescent Protein, RFP, YFP, CFP, Bacteria, Polystyrene Sheets, UV LED Panels, Arduino, Ultrasound sensors, Speakers.

This project involved the creation of medical illustrations of the Human Endocrine System, using fluorescent bacteria as a medium. The illustrations were grown and made possible as an artist member at community biotech lab Genspace in Brooklyn, New York. 

The installation included a varied "palette" of fluorescent bacteria, forming illustrations of the endocrine system. On UV light panels, these illustrations were experienced by an audience in an interactive installation including sound and motion sensors.

The installation allowed viewers to have an experience of interacting with other living organisms through sound and movement.

View Popular Science's feature in the May/June 2016 Issue or view the web article here.
Listen to NPR's feature here.

Using Format