Electricity-Free Lamp Is Powered by Octopus Bacteria
Dutch designer Teresa Van Dongen has merged design and biology in her new project
Electricity? So passé. Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen dared to combine biology with the technology by creating an electricity-free lamp—the Ambio—that runs on octopus bacteria.
By integrating the biosphere into the technosphere, van Dongen saw possibilities to use elements of nature as electronics. Inspired by deep-sea bacteria living on fish skin, she developed a lamp that lights up by activating octopus bacteria.