Colonies

Space

The Inflatable Plane That Would Float Like a Leaf Through Venus’s Atmosphere

And help us decide whether we want to build a cloud city.
Maddie Stone
5.25.15
Terraform

Attack of the Giant Ants

We’re calling them stygian ants. Driven from the deep shale by the frackers. Let’s hope this is the only colony that surfaces.
Rudy Rucker
12.8.14
video

Colonies | Vik Muniz And Tal Danino Turn Living Cells Into Art

Lead image: Flowers (2014), the latest image in the Colonies series. Courtesy Vik Muniz and Tal Danino.  The last thing Brazilian multidisciplinary artist Vik Muniz imagined upon meeting MIT postdoctoral fellow, and self...
The Creators Project
8.19.14
Art

[Video] Colonies | Vik Muniz And Tal Danino Turn Living Cells Into Art

'Colonies,' the new bio art collaboration between artist Vik Muniz and MIT synthetic biologist Tal Danino, features striking images produced from microscopic photos of bacteria, cells infected with viruses, and cancer cells.
The Creators Project
8.19.14
Art

Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Of Microbes Make Bacteria Beautiful

"Outbreak" by Rogan Brown actually makes us want to stare at bacteria for hours on end.
The Creators Project
7.10.14
VICE News

The Devil Tried to Divide Us

The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1,000 during the past few months. This week we met with the Séléka, the mostly Muslim rebel alliance that overthrew the corrupt government of...
Danny Gold
3.22.14
Interviews

If You Want to Feel Like Harrison Ford In 'Blade Runner,' Listen to Marbeya Sound

This Mexico City-based duo are really into Soviet-era synths, Krautrock, sci-fi soundtracks, and Alan Parsons.
DJ Pangburn
9.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Listen to These Baby Ants Talking

Ants are one of the most social creatures on earth. Unsurprisingly, they learn to "talk" at an early age.
Austin Considine
2.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Conspicuously Missing During Sandy: Oysters

In New York and New England, we'll see the loss of historically-massive populations of oysters.
Derek Mead
10.30.12