Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Xenotext: Christian Bok DNA poetry
Christian Bok wrote some poetry in bacterial DNA. Extremophile bacterial DNA that might outlast humans by many millions of years (Deinococcus radiodurans). The link above is to a radio show about it. HT David Reid. Bok's essay about it here.
The DNA sequence reads: “Any style of life is prim...”
This causes the bacterial DNA to respond: “The faery is rosy of glow...”