The progressive human flow from rural areas to cities consolidates on 2008, when the world urban population outnumbers, for the first time in history, it’s rural counterpart. Power is increasingly self-entrusted in population hubs and the city-states emerge, with deep implications on goverments and authority.
As population frees agrarian areas, ecosystems increasingly recover those spaces. In this way, human agglomerations could be seen in a positive light, through the liberation of natural spaces and ecological niches.
Do these new dynamics represent a real opportunity to a sustainable future, or will they definitely compromise the global sustainability?
Could higher degrees of sustainability be achieved by the use of the adequate logistics and production services.
Haberlandt acts as a biotechnological vending machine by growing and maintaining an algae in a super optimized and continuous production state.
Haberlandt is designed to sustain any suspension culture, currently consisting on Spirulina algae (Arthrospira Platensis).
Biological conditions are maintained troughout the system via a processor. Inputs are measured and sent to the processor and an output is executed generating a negative feedback that allows for constant conditions and thus for the survival and reproduction of the algae. Thus turning this system into a cybernetical organism.
Haberlandt produces, stores and delivers in the same place, reducing the environmental impact by localizing all the logistics involved in a traditional vending in situ.
By spherificating the dose it avoids the use of any packaging, since it is a self-containing format where the package is the actual product to be consumed.
Obtaining the dose offers more than a large supply of proteins and vitamins with a tiny ecological footprint, it is a pleasant or unpleasant initiation ritual to a sustainable future: meeting the Haberlandt hints to a speculative bifurcation in the path of the visitor.
Honory Mention in the category of [The Next Idea] in Ars Electronica 2011.