In ‘Glass Microbiology,’ Sculptures Explore the Science Behind Modeling Viruses and BacteriaFriday 4th March 2022
In ‘Glass Microbiology,’ Sculptures Explore the Science Behind Modeling Viruses and Bacteria
Digital models of bacteria and viruses are essential for scientists communicating vital health information to the broader public. Paired with news articles and government guidelines, the depictions offer powerful visuals for otherwise invisible harms, and although accurate in shape and structure, many renderings often feature colors chosen at the artist’s discretion—this includes the now-infamous depiction of the red, spiked SARS-CoV-2, which was named a Beazley Design of the Year.
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