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Diego Morell-Perea

Diego Morell-Perea

New York, NY, US

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AN EXPLORATION INTO THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING FLOATING ISLANDS MADE FROM BOUYANT MODULAR UNITS THAT THROUGH CERTAIN RANDOM AND NON-RANDOM PROTOCOLS STRATIFY OVER TIME ON THE OCEAN’S SURFACE CREATING ARTIFICIAL TOPOGRAPHIES.  THESE BIO-SYNTHETIC MODULES NOT ONLY FUNCTION AS SCAFFOLDS FOR THE STRUCTURAL SUPPORT OF THE ISLAND ITSELF, BUT SERVE AS A LITERAL METAPHOR FOR LIFE ON EARTH BY EXPRESSING THE NEED FOR MAN TO COEXIST WITH ITS DIRECT ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.  THIS FRAGILITY IS DEMOSTRATED BY THE CHANCE ENCOUNTERS THAT THE MODULAR UNITS GO THROUGH INITIALLY, IN WHICH THEY FIRST FORM WEAK MASSES THAT OVERTIME ARE CEMENTED BY THE LIFE THEY HARBOR.  OVER TIME A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP EMERGES AS CORAL ECOLOGIES FLOURISH FROM THE SCAFFOLDS, THEIR CONCRETEBOND IS PROOF OF THE ISLANDS SURVIVAL RESTING ON THE STRUCTURAL UNITY OFFERED BY THE CORALS.  

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Any Ocean

 
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