Studies of Interbeing - Pedigree X

2021 - 2022

When the existence of one single individual is in fact a coexistence of multiple species, how does that alter our ancestry? The artist takes her own blood for whole genome sequencing, obtaining 50 GB of data that represents “me.” After running the data through various sequence classification tools, she uncovers the existence of multiple microbes: some related to the artist’s medical history while others having not been seen before. These previously unseen, yet coexisting components of “me,” still constitute a part of us and our ancestry.

Collaboration Partners

Li-Ting Chen, BIONET Corp (Michael Chiu, Mark Chiang, Willis Cheng), Dan-Jing Chang.

Sponsors: Hong Chien Ching-Hui, Hong Foundation