Monday Micro: What I did on my holidays Part I

By Siouxsie Wiles 06/08/2013 1


Apologies for the lack of Monday Micro posts over the last few months. I’ve been away on holiday. And this is one of the things I got up to…. I went to SkepchickCON at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy convention in Minneapolis, USA. There I did a session with some bioluminescent bacteria, where I got participants to draw a design on a piece of paper and then trace over it onto a petri dish using glowing bacteria. We then incubated the bacteria overnight and took photos of the glowing designs the next day. Amazingly, all went according to plan and the bacteria were glowing beautifully. The pictures are all up on Flickr for anyone interested. Being a sfi-fi/Fantasy convention, there is of course a Dalek and TARDIS….

A big thanks to Sarah Blakely, Jonathan Crain and Holly Langer for growing the bacteria and pouring all those petri dishes!

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