rainy work day

As expected it rained for the majority of the day. Our task was to take bacteria from previous petri dishes or new bacteria of our own and plant them onto our new agar dishes. We also molded unique dishes out of clay that will also hold agar. When the dishes harded, we will add bacteria to those as well. Of course it takes time for the bacteria to spread but I think the results will be very interesting. After our lab tasks, we had the opportunity to listen to Alan speak about his work as a forest artist and Delila speak about the uncanny. Both presentations were interesting and thought provoking. Later on the artists from building 14 came over for dinner and Marta gave us a presentation on her work that focuses on identity. Her work is both conceptually and visually interesting since it combines art and science.