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Living Language: Bio-Typography

An exploration into using bacterial growth for visual communication: Ori Elisar's letters are developed using ink made from biological matter. 

What are the implications of using living matter to design and communicate language? What is the role of the bacteria in this instance: is it co-designing with the designer or performing according to dictated parameters (where the letters have been drawn)? Are there practical purposes for which this could be developed?

As someone who has worked with living cells before, I'm curious about the success of Elisar's experiments. Biological entities have a will of their own and possess the tendency to behave in the most unexpected ways at times.

Living Language by Ori Elisar.

Living Language by Ori Elisar.