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Bacterial painting


Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

Bacterial painting

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The first ever microbial art was created by the father of penicillin, Alexander Fleming, who drew a stick figure in bacteria. Come join us to create ‘living’ art. See the possibilities of this medium in these posts.

This is an example of Sir Alexander Fleming’s artwork.

Check out more microbial art work at microbialart 


Image from the Smithsonian Magazine


“His microbial art paintings were technically very difficult to make. He had to find microbes with different pigments and then time his inoculation such that the different species all matured at the same time.”



Check out more microbial art work at microbialart 

Image from the Smithsonian Magazine 

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36-40 Edge St
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.


We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.


Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!


Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/

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