Algaculture (2010 -)
Alternative ways to fuel the body
Why design new food on what we have now, when we could re-design how we fuel the body altogether?
Near future algaculture symbiosis suit
Far future New bodily organs
This scenario is, among other sources, inspired by the work of scientists Debora MacKenzie and Michael Le Page who wrote about photosynthetic creatures, or what they call “plantimals” in the New Scientist (2010). Such photosynthetic organisms currently include lichen, sea slugs and salamanders that welcome algae into their bodies, in a partnership called endosymbiosis.
Far future Algaculture Solarium. Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands, 2012