Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg designed for the Sixth Extinction, a piece of ‘Grow Your Own’, ‘Life After Nature’, and request people to think the chance of synthetic life. The aim of this project was to generate debate about how artificial organisms can be used to resolve environmental problems. Artificial organisms can be released into the wild to save dangerous species and clean up pollution.
She has planned four new species, consisting of a slug that leaves a trail of alkali, a porcupine with sticky rubber spines, artificial puffball and a biofilm. The companies can use the creatures as a part of “biodiversity offsetting”, to make up for environmental harm caused by their actions.
Posted by Ricky Martin (Source: io9)