oh yes, at the 2016 Boston Fermentation Festival, we will have a space dedicated to exploring the connections between science & fermentation!
The theme of the science corner will be Food & Human Microbiomes
we will explore what microbes look like, what they do & the diversity of microbes on our bodies and in our foods
we will have a number of Microbiome experts on hand to explore these topics:
Mother Dirt will have their microbial skin products on hand & be prepared to chat about the microbiome on our outer surface
Ginkgo Bioworks will be prepared to talk about microbes and their newest fermented products that they are bringing to market
Benjamin Wolfe of Microbial Foods will have microscopes & other lab gadgets to let you take a closer look at the diversity of microbes living on kimchi, cheese & kombucha
Joshua Pablo Rosenstock will be playing his Fermentophone, which is a multisensory installation in which an electronic musical composition is performed by living cultures of bacteria and yeast. joshuarosenstock.com