Algal thermometer for Interzum 2019

The new, more portable and packable design for the algae-powered thermometer is ready. It’ll premiere at Interzum 2019¬†from May 21st to 23rd in Cologne. I will also be giving a presentation on plant power as part of the congress “Disruptive Materials” curated by Haute Innovation Berlin. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who was able to make […]

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New donation page

Dear readers of this blog, I am scrambling for funding for my projects and have therefore created a donations page. Anyone who thinks my work is worthwhile can make a donation, no matter how small – everything is appreciated. The “donate” button, will open a Paypal interface; you do not need Paypal, a debit or […]

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Article in Haute Innovation Magazine

In anticipation of two upcoming exhibitions in Germany, both curated by Dr. Sascha Peters, Haute Innovation in Berlin have published an article on the algae-powered thermometer. The thermometer will be shown in the “Materials Labyrinth” at BUGA and “Disruptive Materials” at Interzum – at the latter I will also be giving a presentation on my […]

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Getting there …

The algae-powered thermometer I am going to exhibit at RISD Nature Lab from August 24th onward, is the first piece I’ve ever made specifically for an exhibition. It has been quite a ride. Yet again, the process highlighted many unknowns and question marks. Some difficulties certainly stemmed from my relatively shallow experience with algae at […]

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Work-in-progress for RISD exhibition

Making progress on my piece for the RISD exhibition “Biodesign:¬†From Inspiration to Integration”, coming up in August this year. Now’s the perfect time to say thanks to everyone who has helped with this and who will be helping over the coming weeks. In particular, Waldemar @ thingconnect.cc, Mike @ FlanaGen, and Brenda @ UCL. The […]

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BottleVoltaic

BottleVoltaic is an attempt at a kind of modular photobiochemical device using recycled materials to build an algal photo-microbial fuel cell. The algae is grown in a used PET bottle and the anode is made up of cut-up aluminium cans. The cathode is an old trusted sheet of platinum on carbon, the same as was […]

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A small moss pot at Unterstory

The lovely people of Genspace manned a table at Understory over the weekend. At the front left you see one of my photo-microbial fuel cells. Also exhibited were various mycelium materials, a ghost heart, and textiles grown in kombucha. Image courtesy of Genspace Instagram

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