Working closely with brilliant young designers and researchers comes close to our heart ever since we started VTL in 2017. Last November we had a chance to host Julia Kaleta from Amsterdam in our Viennese lab, just before the new lockdown measures were announced. Here is the final part of Julia’s personal blog about what she learned from our team members.
Speed-dating in a biorefinery – part 1
In November we were hosting in our Viennese lab a brilliant young designer and a sustainable colour researcher Julia Kaleta from Amsterdam.
The Ars Electronica Festival Linz 2021: Where microbe enthusiasts meet and look into the future
Our technology and expertise play a vital role in the rise of new aesthetic projects towards sustainable clothing. Here is the review of our Ars Electronica 2021 exhibition visit through the eyes of our founder Karin at one of the world’s most important media art festivals.
A miraculous red polenta!
Have you wondered which other colours are there to be found in microorganisms? Let’s have a look at a bacterium that shines bright pink to blood-red. It has intrigued scientists and artists alike for more than a century and has maybe affected human history for much longer!
The Discovery of Chromobacteria
Following our introduction to natural sources of dyes, let’s take a closer look at a specific example: a long-known family of purple bacteria called Chromobacterium. Read along to find out how it was discovered and where to find it.