Visualizing DNA found in the street.

May 18 2013


Photo: Dan Phiffer

Photo: Heather Dewey-Hagborg


On the topic of data visualization in Camille’s post below, I came across this project from the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg that borders on many interesting areas including our relation to time and place,  visualizations and privacy.

Here’s a summary;

“We can’t help but leave our DNA all over the place. If you drop a chewed piece of gum or a cigarette butt, it might get picked up by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. She may mine it for DNA, analyze the results, and generate a portrait based on the data.”

Read a summary at CNET or at Heather’s website:

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