November 16 and 17, 2017

Scanning electron micrograph showing binding of the human respiratory tract pathogen, Moraxella catarrhalis, to cilia in primary human respiratory epithelial cells.  Image: Peter Bush, Charmaine Kirkham, Tim Murphy.  University at Buffalo.

In November of 2017, practitioners from across the arts, humanities and sciences came together for a two-day symposium to propose and discuss methods and aesthetics of engagement with microbial life from multidisciplinary perspectives to afford new vantages for inquiry.

Skin: Membrane: Habitat…

March 25, 2016

Skin: Membrane: Habitat….

This roundtable featured a lecture by Zbigniew Oksiuta (School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and a panel/roundtable discussion on the theme of Skin, for instance as a site of identity, as a microbial habitat, as a barrier, and as an interface. The discussion included Oksiuta, Dr. Irus Braverman (School of Law, University at Buffalo), Shelley Jackson (WBFO Artist in Residence, University at Buffalo), Dr. Gerald Koudelka, (Department of Biology, University at Buffalo), Dr. Timothy Murray (Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University), and Paul Vanouse (Department of Art, University at Buffalo.)

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