Bio gaming to the next level
Posted in Art+Science by Adrian on February 21st, 2011
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Blood Wars

The video game industry is going wild with motion sensors and controllers that allow you to use your body more directly in the game but nothing quite like this:

White blood cells pitted against each other in ‘Blood Wars’ via Olivia Solon, WIRED UK.

Blood Wars is an art-science installation that will pit white blood cells from two different people against each other in a “tournament” that aims to see which person has the strongest immune system.

The exhibit by artist Kathy High takes white blood cells from two combatants, dyes them different colors, places them in a Petri dish and films them under a microscope to observe their interactions.

The piece is part of an exhibition sponsored by research laboratory SymbioticA and Dublin’s Science Gallery, called Visceral.

What a cool combination of art, science and blood sports.

You can check out video of the “matches” at the Blood Wars website and may the best leukocyte win.


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