On March 2nd 2016, microbiologist and microbial artist Dr. Simon Park enthralled, engaged and enlightened an audience gathered at Second Home to learn more about his research and exploratory art works in the domain of bioluminescence.
Revealing how he uses the 'organic form of light as a unique medium to disclose some of nature's most vital yet often unseen events', Dr. Park presented wide-ranging aspects of the science of bioluminescence, and its potential applications across disciplines as diverse as healthcare, the arts and interstellar research.
A few favourites from the projects Dr. Park presented are his 'Living Bioluminescent Pages' for a book that glows in the dark, and his 'Bioluminescent Extraterrestrial Message Project (BEMP) that harnesses the medium of Photobacterium phosporeum (marine bioluminescent bacterium) to communicate with extra terrestrial life forms.
Find out more about Dr. Simon Park's research at this link:
Melissa Sterry, design scientist, systems theorist, futurologist, founder Bionic City®.
Asking the question "how would nature design a city" since 2010.
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