Just a quick post here. A few weeks ago I took part in a session at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas on “The Era of The Microbiome“. The session ended up being basically a discussion between myself and Carl Zimmer that was moderated by Bernat Ollie. Bernat did a great job of getting questions from Twitter and the audience and we ended up having a very wide ranging discussion about microbiomes – of people, animals, plants and buildings.
The session was recorded and I am hoping that someone will post the video sometime soon. But until then – I have made a “Storify” summary of the session based on Tweets from people in the audience. I was very impressed with the audience at SXSW and the various people I met at the conference. I definitely want to go back — maybe next year we can organize a session on “Citizen Microbiology” or something like that. The Storify is below. I also made a Storify with some other details from my trip to SXSW – if people are interested in that here is a link.