Algae-powered Thermometer

Algae-powered thermometer Background The algae-powered thermometer is another demonstration of “photo microbial fuel cells”, pMFCs. It was developed as an exhibition piece for the 2018 show “BioDesign: From Inspiration to Integration” at the Rhode Island School of Design Nature Lab, curated by William Myers. The same “candy” vessel version was also exhibited at BUGA...

Bio-inspired Artworks

Working with various organisms, I have always been fascinated by how beautiful they are. So this is a selection of bio-inspired artworks based on micro- and macro-organisms as well as fascinating natural phenomena. Most of these artworks are available on the print-on-demand site Society6 and Redbubble. Get them as an art print or a...

Collaboratory Experimental Logo

Experimentations in creating a logo, amongst others, grown from bacteria for the collaborative The Collaboratory. The mission of The Collaboratory is to solve big questions of organisations and society in an experimental way by providing a safe “playground” in which solutions can be developed. This philosophy would be exemplified with the free growth of bacteria in an...

Moss FM

Moss FM is a proof of concept for the world’s first plant-powered radio, and the first working moss-powered object requiring more electricity than an LCD. It makes use of an emerging biophilic technology: Photo Microbial Fuel Cells (P-MFCs). Electrons and protons produced by photosynthesising plants are harnessed and transformed into electrical current. In addition, it harnesses naturally...

Moss Surface

The development of a moss surface (mossaic) resulted from my work with bryophytes in conjunction with biophotovoltaic electricity generation. In addition to the study of mosses for their historical uses, cultural and aesthetic aspects, an important strand of my investigation was to grow different types of mosses hydroponically. Experiments with some species were very successful,...

Moss Cabin

In 2011, designers in collaboration with the University of Cambridge introduced us to the idea of mosses generating electricity. I went on to study mosses in more detail to demonstrate additional benefits of these undervalued plants. As it happens, they are an excellent material for interior design (further development on this happened in a later project creating...