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Other Selves: a (Microbial) Portrait of Raleigh

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Art and science interconnect with the work done by Joana Ricou. As Carla Burgess revealed, samples of microbes Ricou took from belly buttons (what she dubbed “the other self”). Through these samples, Ricou was hoping to understand how the microbial world inhabiting human beings shapes their identities. Samples slide images became a group selfie that contained microbes from two dozen plus participants.