Invisible Exchange

A citizen science project aimed at educating kids about the invisible ecosystem of bacteria. With an online gallery and social networking site for anthropomorphized bacteria, we’re getting citizens to collect bacteria samples and data from paper money. In the future, with enough data, we’re hoping to create a living map of the transference of bacteria on bills using serial numbers.

This project is supported in part by the NYU Center for Genomics who will be providing DNA sequencing of collected samples and consulting on protocol for the educational section of the website.

Produced with Monica Bate