Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dinner Plates Inspired by Bacteria


Would you eat from a petri dish? You might if the dish was part of Bernardaud's Petri Collection created by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and biological engineer Tal Danino.

"Working with petri dishes, also known as bacterial plates, got Muniz thinking about the real thing. 'Vic said let's make some real plates out of bacteria,' explains Danino. Salmonella was always part of the plan ('perfect for chicken,' notes Muniz), but the stars of the Bernardaud 'petri' collection also include other species, 'mostly bacillus,' adds Danino."
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