In Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta’s project Algae Opera, an opera singer is transformed with biotechnology to form a unique relationship with algae. The algae, which are a photosynthetic plant-like organism, feeds on the carbon dioxide in the singer’s breath You can read more about the project here: http://www.burtonnitta.co.uk/algaeopera.html
Some amazing projects from the Phillips Design Lab: http://www.design.philips.com/philips/sites/philipsdesign/about/design/designportfolio/design_futures/food.page http://www.design.philips.com/about/design/designportfolio/design_futures/microbial_home.page http://www.design.philips.com/philips/sites/philipsdesign/about/design/designportfolio/design_futures/bio_light.page
Ernst Haeckel is a true and constant source of inspiration, in everything and anything relating to the sea, microorganisms, 19th century naturalism or wonderfully blurred lines between science and art. Proteus: a very unique looking documentary on Ernst Haeckel More images & Info: http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/01/art-forms-of-nature-ernst-haeckel.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Haeckel http://abilliontastesandtunes.blogspot.com/2011/05/ernst-haeckel-part-1-of-2.html
A bit of inspiraiton on hanging jellyfish light forms…. not sure on the artist as it popped up on a random design post.
Here’s a couple of links to some great projects at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, that allow visitors to interact with digital jellyfish, through a foot pump interface: http://www.lindsaydigital.com/2012/03/31/mbaq_jellies/ And another amazing touch screen interface for exploring the world of Phytoplankton: