Community of Microbes Art + Science Exhibit

Community of Microbes is a Sloan Foundation funded traveling Art and Science Pop-up exhibit with a mission of engaging the world with the beauty and utility of some of the microbial communities nearest us. It is a colorful, dynamic, augmented reality-enabled interactive experience that introduces audiences to eight habitats of microbial communities of microbes: subways, showers, and mouths to beer and squid. This exhibit shows how the microorganisms inhabit these spaces and interact with each other, while providing written material that illuminates how specific microorganisms in these habitats are used in human applications.

The exhibit was coproduced by microbiologist Anne A. Madden, Ph.D. and artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Download the Community of Microbes app and visit Community of Microbes to see the augmented reality components of this exhibit come to life on your computer.

Check out the Menu>Habitats> in the app to see links at the end that can transport you to resources on where you can learn more, watch more, and participate in microbial science.

The Exhibit

News about Community of Microbes exhibit

  • This exhibit debuted at the Cooper Union Gallery in NYC in the fall of 2019.

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