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International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Volume 16, Issue 3 (2020)

The Human Super-Organism is featured in the latest issue of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, which publishes critical scholarship and creative pedagogies on media technologies and performance for theatre, dance, music, live art, or computer science.

International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media

Since 2015, a visitor to the Eden Project, a botanical garden in Cornwall, UK, may have come across Anna Dumitriu and Alex May’s interactive installation, The Human Super-Organism (pictured on the cover of this special issue). Pressing their hand against a screen laid flat before them, bursts of color – green, yellow, orange, and black – would spread from the moment of contact; colonies of virtual bacteria blooming from the hand on which they lived. The work is a part of Dumitriu and May’s Super-Organism series, an effort to visualize the human microbiome: technology and art united to render the unseen seen, to draw the microscopic to the human scale, and compress the speeds at which life proceeds.

James R. Ball III, Weiling He & Louis G. Tassinary (2020) The zoom function, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 16:3, 221-225, DOI: 10.1080/14794713.2020.1831290
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