Algaculture by Michiko Nitta & Michael Burton


Performance by Noah Young, Narration by Samuel Lewis


AUTHOR:

Michiko Nitta & Michael Burton

YEAR:

2013

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Michiko Nitta & Michael Burton

SOURCE:

artandsciencejournal burtonnitta

 

NOTE: 

Algaculture designs a new symbiotic relationship between humans and algae. It proposes a future where humans will be enhanced with algae living inside new bodily organs, allowing us to be semi-photosynthetic. Almost enabling us to become plant-like by gaining food from light. As such, we will be symbionts (meaning that both entities entirely depend on each other for survival), entering into a mutually beneficial relationship with the algae.

Why design new food on what we have now, when we could re-design how we fuel the body altogether?

from: burtonnitta