Patricia Klein → Telescopes are Time Machines, Space Artifacts, human like machine like human, exoplanets, artificialhumanerror.jsx, deus intra instrumentum, Humor & Sprache, Pictures from Earth, Drosophila melanogaster → About, Impressum
A blueprint in 144,156,230 dots.
The genetic code of the common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is the construction manual that describes every aspect of this animal down to the last little detail — if one knows how to read it.
On 296 pages, the genome of a female fruit fly is printed in its complete sequence, together with a mapping and explanations to some of its most interesting genes. With one dot for each base, e.g. each “bit” of the genetic code, a visual impression of the structure and sheer size of the genome is given.
Segmented into eight chapters for the fruit fly’s eight chromosomes, this book establishes an access to this complex topic and provides insight into the mechanisms, that make every fly, every cat or every human what they are.
215 × 280 mm296 Pages
Semester project in collaboration with Yannic Sturm, University of Applied Sciences Mainz 2014, supervised by Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen.
Longlisted for “Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2014” of the Stiftung Buchkunst.