Luca Gamberini

Luca Gamberini

London, GB



Algae speculates on the alternative of a symbiotic future between human kind and Nature by proposing bio photovoltaic cells functioning by delivering energy which is constantly and otherwise lost during the normal plants metabolic processes. Chlorella Vulgaris is placed within isolated cells electrically connected in series and outputting enough electricity to fully enlighten a single and semitransparent volume. Humidity and Carbon Dioxide levels are monitored to provide the algae with the optimal environment to grow and reproduce, while a LED, placed on the outer shells, reveals by blinking the lack of those values, inciting so the users to provide CO2 and movement by blowing into pipes.

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Status: School Project
Location: Barcelona, ES
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: with Agnieszka Janusz (Columbia University)