Blood wars

Blood wars

Blood Wars is an art-science installation that will pit white blood cells from two different people against each other in a "tournament" that aims to see which person has the strongest immune system.

In order to create the blood duel, High gets a phlebotomist to take blood samples from two different people. She then separates the white blood cells from the rest of the blood and stains them using different colours. They are then placed in a Petri dish and their interactions are filmed under a microscope using time-lapse microscopy. The cellular "winner" of each round will go onto fight another participant.

"Please use this M&M for breeding purposes."

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5 Responses:

  1. DFB says:

    If Burr hadn't killed Hamilton, but they had sent their lymphocytes to fight instead, the Senate would still have the motion to call the previous question instead of the filibuster.

  2. James says:

    This sounds like the origin of a new supervillain...

  3. Otto says:

    There can be only one!

  4. Shandrew says:

    I'm curious what kind of person would have the winning white blood cells. I think it would be someone who is fighting off an illness rather than someone with the strongest immune system.