Ingenious and Fearless Companions at the V&A
Following on from their successful ‘Ingenious and Fearless Companions’ exhibition at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) earlier in the year the High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB) team, including Dr Melissa Grant from the School of Dentistry, participated in the London Design Festival’s Digital Design Weekend at the V&A at the end of September. Some of the exhibits from BOM were on show, including the wreckage of the crashed robotic device that the team had used to sample the stratosphere in their quest for extremophile microbes. Alongside this the team were 3D printing replicas of the robot and sampling the air in the V&A – more bioprospecting. The event was a resounding success with the V&A reaching capacity on the Saturday and being thronged with interested visitors on the Sunday. Although the final numbers of visitors are to be release they’re sure to beat last year’s 14,000! A fantastic opportunity to show case this work and gain exposure and impact. A short film is being made and will be released by the V&A showcasing all the exhibitors across the weekend.