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Bacteria make trippy art as they get social

For his ‘Bacteria Art’ series, physics professor Eshel Ben-Jacob took bacteria colonies — thriving in his petri dish as raw material — and then introduced environmental challenges, so the micro-organisms could band together to use their collective social intelligence to solve these, as they inadvertently make art. How delightfully composed.

Via Fast Co. Design

Bacteria art by Eshel Ben-Jacob
Bacteria art by Eshel Ben-Jacob
Bacteria art by Eshel Ben-Jacob
Bacteria art by Eshel Ben-Jacob

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