3D printing is starting to change the way we process materials and, the tools we use for creation. We can find 3D prints in all sorts of materials: plastics, food, and now cells and bacteria. Many scientist have begin investigating what possibilities 3D forms could bring to their research. What does it mean to have a 3D tumor, to directly test different treatment on it, and skip the steps of petri dish test, follow by animal testing? However, there are still some limitations to this improvements. We can 3D print specific cells or bacteria in very concrete shapes, but what if we could have a medium that could allow us to grow any organism we wanted in three-dimensional space?
I already found the material that could make this possible, - agar-agar - and successfully create very solid, organic, 3D forms. Here my project divides into two interconnected paths: the first one on to finding the perfect substance that will allow me to create more precise forms and have more control over what I am doing, and a parallel one, exploring with the forms I already created.