Be Involved

By physically visiting the exhibition, viewers of the video become automatically incorporated into the installation, adding to the population of bacteria in our virtual culture.

Visitors to the exhibition can scan a QR Code in the gallery space to view the expansion and growth of this culture on their smart phones.

Remote users can also play their part – by visiting the online culture HERE they too can join the population for the lifetime of the project.

To find out the overall number of actual bacteria present in the culture, simply multiply the number of participants by the number of bacteria on a typical person (about 100 trillion)

Current Population: 2768

(population updated 20th July 2015)

The interactive element of this work was created by Dr Simon Lock from iDAT at Plymouth University