Companies truly committed to diversity in the workplace could learn a lot from bacteria, Keats said. "Microbes are an obvious corporate resource, and not only because they take up so little real estate .Far more important from the standpoint of a megacorporation or startup, bacteria are the most enterprising organisms around. They've been making a success of themselves for eons longer than Homo sapiens, and have shaped the world far more fundamentally than we've ever managed."
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The Microbial Associates "offices" in the art gallery will feature Pyrex classrooms using chemotactic and galvanotactic techniques to train the bacteria, which can be hired for as little as one billionth of a cent per hour. "By modulating the flow of chemicals and electricity in vitro, we can demonstrate essential principles such as supply-and-demand and strategic planning," Keats said.
A special launch event for Microbial Associates will be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 at Modernism Gallery, 685 Market St. Interested companies can also call ahead for individual consultation, available by appointment through December.