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Microscopic Metropoles

During our visit to Western Australia, we visited Yalgorup National Park. The name Yalgorup is derived from the Nyoongar words yalgor, meaning ‘a swamp or lake’ and up, meaning ‘a place of’. While most people visit Yalgorup to see the … Continued

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International Symbiosis Society – conference in Lisbon

We had an amazing week at the International Symbiosis Society (ISS) conference in Lisbon, Portugal! Each day featured non-stop learning about different symbiotic partnerships, with posters and presentations from a broad range of scientists – such as chemists, microbiologists, entomologists, … Continued

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Drawing-as-BioMonitoring

Scale Free Network have been developing the new citizen art-science concept ‘Drawing-as-BioMonitoring‘ for the last several years, at several different sampling and drawing locations. Also under the name of ‘Drawing Water’, more images can be viewed within this SFN gallery … Continued

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Zobi and the Zoox: coral symbiosis story

Zobi and the Zoox is a beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, set on the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring a cast of microbes, molecules and mucus – this new 44-page children’s book highlights the microscopic members of the symbiotic society within coral. … Continued

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Drawing Water (NYC)

While conducting research at Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic in New York, SFN took a water sample from the Gowanus Canal, a heavily polluted canal in Brooklyn – now officialy listed as a federal government ‘SuperFund’ site. Then, as part … Continued

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Future Foods Research

In preparation for our participation in the Native Botanical Dinner (part of Australian Future Foods Lab at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery), SFN did some visual research with some of the ingredients that would be on the menu.   With … Continued

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Galaxia Billabong

In collaboration with Mark Thomas (artist and environmental scientist), SFN ran a public workshop observing microscopic forms of life in Galaxia Billabong, a polluted water body (part of the Merri Creek) in inner-city Melbourne. The workshop took place at the … Continued

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Water Bodies Residency at the Environmental Health Clinic

As part of our 2011 residency with Natalie Jeremijenko at the Environmental Health Clinic, we investigated different bodies of water around NYC, including: The Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn), a water fountain in Central Park (Manhattan), Inwood Park wetlands (Manhattan), The East … Continued

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The Tree of Life at Friends of the Earth

Following SFN’s Tree of Life-biodiversity workshop at ArtPlay (presented in collaboration with Tony Adams), we had the opportunity to install our tree and its collaboratively made leaves at Friends of the Earth Melbourne. We used a piece of Victorian bluestone … Continued