PooperLeaks is a public archive of personal health data gathered at the Hackteria BYOP (Bring Your Own Poop) LAB. The philosophy of BYOP embraces the open sharing of everything: share your microbes, share your biodata, share your shit - for the eternal wellness of your guts, science, and society.
*Bring Your Own Poop
# Do-It-Yourself Lab
Hackteria BYOP LAB*
31.10-7.11.2016 innovation center SEoul + dongdaemun design plaza, south korea
Marc Dusseiller (CH) aka
dusjagr | Center for
Hackteria BYOP team
I-Che(r)n Lai (TW)
(CZ/SG) | HotKarot,
gut microbiota (Gut flora) is the complex community of microorganisms that live
in the digestive tracts of humans and other animals.
skin microbiota are the microorganisms which reside on the skin.
Our microbes influence our health, weight and well-being. Unlike genetic factors that
influence the same things, but are constant and cannot be changed, we can change and
manipulate our microbiome.
Microbiome = the genes and genomes of the microbiota, as well as the products of the
microbiota and the host environment.
gut & skin microbiota
what is it??
SmartShit™ is a poop analysis technology that
delivers very fast and somewhat accurate results.
lab tools: Smartshit™
PooperLeaks is a public database of personal health records gathered at the Hackteria BYOP
(Bring Your Own Poop) LAB. The philosophy of BYOP embraces an open sharing of everything:
share your microbes, share your biodata, share your shit - for the eternal wellness of your
guts, science, and society.
Your privacy is not our top priority. We don't give a shit about
that. We simply collect your personal data and archive it in
the publicly accessible PooperLeaks database. Everybody
can see your data, play with it, and do all kinds of shit with
terms of service
thank you for donating your data! we love you!
we recommend all the deceived visitors to think and act.
For six weeks, the BYOP scientists followed different diets and skin treatments
to affect their gut and skin microbiota. After the six weeks period, they
collected their biosamples (poop and facial skin) and analyzed the
biological materials by using the custom-made SmartShit™ and Skinalyzza™
The scientists also conducted an extensive tasting probe to identify their
individual taste preferences of different foods and beverages.
Based on the research outcomes (poop and skin test results compared with
different taste preferences) they prototyped three skin and gut microbiota
profiles that show the possible impacts of various diets and skin treatments
on human health.
The BYOP LAB audience is invited to provide their own biological sample to be
analyzed right on the spot. The results are compared with the microbiota
profiles developed within the BYOP research.
Scientist #1: Dusjagr
Male, 40-ish, living in cold Swiss mountain wilderness and
Diet: loads of cheese, some burgers recently, overall very rich
Skin: never used sunscreen in his entire life; likes to get exposed
to sun very often
Scientist #2: I-Chern
Female, 30-ish, Asian living in humid tropical island
Diet: eating both meat and vegetable, very rich on corn, drinks
horse milk for breakfast
Skin: doesn’t use any detergents (soap, shampoo) to clean her
Scientist #3: Materie
Female, 30-ish, Slavic origin
Diet: rich in fermented foods and beverages, way too much
carrot in diet
Skin: has a pink tattoo shaped as a sauce and various shapes of
non-tattooed red eczema
BYOP team microbiota profiles
Type #1: Coconoteroides (Dusjagr)
typical for high protein and coconut fat diet
Recommended food: Raw beef (Yukhoe), Banana Mat Milk, Beef jerky, Coconut
Avoid (or eat if you want to tweak your guts): Kimchi, Magkeolli, Canned Corn
Type #2: UniCornoccus (I-Chern)
typical for cornucopia of simple horse protein diet
Recommended food: Ganjang-gejang, Peanut butter, Canned Corn, Mayuju, Doenjang
Avoid (or eat if you want to tweak your guts): Soju, Raw beef (Yukhoe), Banana Mat Milk
Type #3: Carrotella (Materie)
typical for diet high on fiber and carrotohydrates
Recommended food: Kimchi, Magkeolli, Carrot in any form, Soju, Jangajji
Avoid (or eat if you want to tweak your guts): Seasoned baby crab, Beef jerky
Discovered gut microbiota profiles
(according to 3 gut enterotypes)*
*An enterotype is a classification of living organisms based on its bacteriological
ecosystem in the gut microbiome.
3 enteroTypes were so far discovered by traditional science : type 1. Bacteroides / type 2.
Ruminococcus / type 3. Prevotella (see: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3904694/)
Type 1. Sunburn-Dermatitis (Dusjagr)
If you’re happy with your test results, don’t use any sunscreen*
Type 2. Hippie-Vulgaris (I-chern)
If you’re happy with your results, don’t use any soap or shampoo*
Type 3. Atopic-Geometris (Materie)
If you’re happy with your results, do irritate your skin as much as you can**
*If you’re not happy with your results, do use that shit
** If you’re not happy with your results, stop scratching yourself
Discovered skin microbiota profiles
Hackteria BYOP LAB
The BYOP lab serves as a platform to address biopolitical issues around the current advancement
of DTC (Direct to Consumer) genomic and microbiomic services*, and the rising popularity of
online health data sharing.
The health data sharing practices are often seen as a way to improve individuals' personal health
and self-awareness, and an important leap towards the democratization of expert health
knowledge and advancement of citizen science.
At the same time, the volume of personal health data and medical records made available through
the data sharing services raises some important questions about data ownership and privacy.
It remains rather unclear who really “owns” most of the health data shared online: Is it the
biological “creator” of this data, the providers of data sharing services, the healthcare
Rather than delivering any solutions or answers to these questions, the BYOP LAB scientists
shamelessly steal personal biological data of all the lab's visitors and store them in the private
BYOP archive. Personal profile of each visitor is available in the PooperLeaks database that can be
accessed by anyone. Along with the BYOP motto: "We don't give a shit about your privacy. Business
as usual.", we recommend all the deceived visitors to think and act.
*e.g. 23andme, ubiome, my.microbes, openhumans etc etc etc….