THE ENVIRONMENT THAT SURROUNDS US IS TEEMING WITH AN INCREDIBLE VARIETY OF MICRO-ORGANISMS.
As our ability to view and investigate this minuscule world develops, we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of these organisms and the contribution they make to the circumstances in which we exist. Their microbial domain presents us with notions of form, organisation, material and composition bearing considerable relevance to the environment we inhabit.
The manner in which these micro-organisms colonise their environment, how they communicate, organise and negotiate their territory, along with the mechanisms and purpose they employ, provide metaphorical parallels to human colonisation. Valuable lessons regarding symbiotic relations and sustainable systems can be drawn, whilst touching morally sensitive issues of growth manipulation and behaviour control.