Mitey Media

Mitey Media
The result of a collaboration between mite ecologist Gennifer Meldrum, and the Pandora Benevolent Society, Mitey Media reveals the moss microuniverse in a stunning interactive display. Moss carpets found growing along the west coast of BC are microscopic jungles for tiny arthropods. A small patch of moss, just a few centimeters in diameter can contain hundreds of mites from dozens of species and a variety of feeding strategies. Mitey Media showcases the diversity of form and behaviour of these microorganisms and provides insight into the mysteries of the bryosphere through its special time-manipulation technology. The mite images surprise and challenge the squeamish observer, while bringing awareness to this diverse and productive community of organisms.


Past Installations

On Feb 26, 2012 Mitey Media was exhibited at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. This was a one-day showing to test out the software and hardware, and also to proof how this sort of work will be received by the public. It was quite well received, and we are working on a series of upcoming shows, and possibly a long-term exhibit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Shortly after the exhibition, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s website posted a blog entry about Gennifer’s reflections on working with mites.