Interactive Algae Farm Relies On Visitors To Help It Grow

Interactive Algae Farm Relies On Visitors To Help It Grow
Design

H.O.R.T.U.S. features hanging bags of algae, which can be used for bio-oil, cooking and weaving.

Emma Hutchings
  • 3 february 2012

After smart tech takes over the home and the car, gadget gardening looks like it could be the next frontier. This new gardening prototype is an interactive algae farm, that hosts micro and macro-algal organisms as well as bioluminescent bacteria. Designed to engage notions of urban renewable energy and agriculture, the installation is fitted with ambient light-sensing technologies and a custom-designed virtual interface.

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