Beautiful and Dangerous

Every breath of air, every sip of water, everything we eat is awash with vast numbers of astonishingly small viruses and bacteria, each evolved as strikingly beautiful geometric forms, but some are amongst our most dangerous enemies. In 2018, CSIRO collaborated with Vivid Sydney to create a light installation that gives you an up close and personal encounter with the infectious biological agents that most affect human health — magnified to spectacular scale. This animation provides a unique and engaging glimpse into some of the research being done to combat infection as CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency, the Garvan Institute, and medical institutes worldwide.




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