[The skin microbiome] Elizabeth A. Grice1 & Julia A. Segre
[Distinct cutaneous bacterial assemblages in a sampling of South American Amerindians and US residents]
Martin J Blaser, Maria G Dominguez-Bello, Monica Contreras, Magda Magris, Glida Hidalgo, Isidoro Estrada, Zhan Gao, Jose C Clemente, Elizabeth K Costello and Rob Knight
My final will be a visualization of myself, based on bacteria I have on my skin. Mostly concentrating on my face.
1. What is the data set?
: I will be doing PCR to identify a portion of the bacteria I have on my skin. (help from Genspace)
also I feel I will be able to find a nice data set through http://commonfund.nih.gov/hmp/ and http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-08-001.html, to compare, but more research has to be done…
2. What is the medium?
: it will be a web based education tool/creative data visualization. (three.js)
3. What is the central question?
: it is more of a self expression, however I do want to come across the fact that we have at least 10 times more bacteria the human cells.
Also the fact that in the same location, bacteria from person to person is very much the same, it is the percentage of the cultures that vary. But if you are in a different place on the globe, you will have a different set of bacteria living with you.
1. Northernmost hotel: Radissan Blu Polar Hotel Spitsberhen Longyearbyen
2. 5, 4, 3, 2 & 1 Star hotels
Alphonso Lingis: Animal Body, Inhuman Face, Zoontologies
It was interesting for me to see how Alphonso describes humans as an infant, learns through interacting with animals. I started to imagine something that has all the components Alphonso brings up, because the description was so interesting. A creature that we develop senses from.
Although the sensitiveness is not as well communicated as I imagined, here are some animals put together.
Below is a part of what the author describes in the book.
” ……….In contact with the cockatoo who, though he can clutch with a vice-grip around a perch while sleeping, relaxes his claws on the arm of an infant…….In feeling the lamb or the baby skunk extending its belly, its thighs, raising its tail for stroking the infant discovers her hands, her thighs, and her belly are organs to give pleasure……….”
This is a documentation of Serial Communication using Capacitive Sensor.
- Two potentiometers
- One button
- One Capacitive Sensor made out of Conductive ink.
- Can change background color with the potentiometer.
- Ellipse radius is bigger when hand is closer to the capacitive sensor and it gets smaller when hand is further away.
IMG 2540 from Yoonjo Choi on Vimeo.
Since ancient times the umbrella has resided just above our heads in rain or shine. The umbrella first introduced itself to us over 2000 years ago in parts of Europe and ancient Egypt. In those times the umbrella population was dwindling to near-extinction numbers. It’s scarcity made its presence in public life a rare sight, and it gained a reputation of exoticism and a sign of cultural refinement. It’s functionality in human life, as a portable object able to be used to protect against rain and excessive sunlight, prompted its domestication. Across the world many species of umbrella flourish, reflecting their local geography and culture.
The umbrellius polysporus is a particular umbrella species found primarily in urban environments. Laying dormant underneath the city’s underground, umbrellius polysporus comes to the surface as the first drops of rain fall on the ground. Humans have come to use them as protection against the rain, but their fragile bodies are easily broken with prolonged use. Most end up discarded into garbages where their bodies continue to feed on nearby electricity sources in order to grow and sporilate. These large umbrella colonies grow up lamp posts and produce new umbrellas that can eventually be picked off and reused.
[After 6 hours]