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Living Mushtari

This piece is by the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab. I find there work to be extremely groundbreaking and extremely relevant. They play with biology and synthetic fabrication, how the synthetic and the organic can come together to augment the way we live. I think this is a crucial part of sustainable innovation.

This project in particular involves microbes attached —via a 3D printed belt— to the body. Once these microbes are exposed to sunlight, they create by products that are supposed to compliment the human body. I think synthetic symbiosis is a very poetic lens through which we can solve very real problems. The organic and the inorganic fuse to create something that helps sustain life, by replicating mechanisms of life. I think that is a very evolved, nuanced relationship.

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