The Bacterial Lamp
One of the main questions raised by next nature inquires if it is possible to integrated the biosphere into the technosphere. Saying, are there ways to combine the biology with the technology?
An example that makes us say “yes” to this question has been made by designer Teresa van Dongen. She dared to change the interpretation of nature’s functionality, and saw possibilities to use elements of nature as electronics. With a background in biology, she re-interpreted the life’s destination of deep-sea bacteria living on the fish’s skin. The result is the beautiful Ambio: a lamp that lights up by activating the bacteria.
Text by Anne Spaa. This article was originally published on Next Nature Lab