After a very productive meeting last week with the very helpful and down to earth Professor of Biosciences Matt Dickinson
I look forward to receive some scientific petri dishes later this week. Matt's research looks into diseases of certain plant species including leaf legged hoppers who thrive on phytoplasms which in turn is a vicious cycle of host and replication, ie the flowering leaves of plants such as the Ponsietta, coconut and other plants, turning green rather than flowering
My initial worry from an environmental point of view is a lack of flowering means no pollination and thus, issues with seeds which got me very interested with climate change and the bee problem and a whole range of other issues re. food production for different countries around the world..
As I write these thoughts, listening to hugely inspirational music from the Cinematic Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2rIm_Td2Mkwww.youtube.com/watch?v=r2rIm_Td2Mk my first port of experimentation for my photography images and the creative reactions event, involves petri dishes which, although my experimentation is not directly related to the above research, it is for me, a starting point - looking at certain bacteria and microbes but many ideas are floating, entering, re-entering my head for further experimentation. I love collaborative working like this and although I'm not very scientifically minded, I am hugely interested in using science as a conduit to focus my photography experimentation and imagery on environmental issues.