We are a team of bio-artists, biologists and engineers, who have joined forces to create useful and machine-like functionality of modified living organisms, to blur the distinction between artificial and natural. Our aim was to further develop the bio-light concept based on the use of gene-modified bacteria in order to create a sustainable light source. We envision sustainable lifeforms, plants, bacteria, etc. acting as information sources and functional parts of the human environment, be that indoors or outdoors.
Glowria functions as a personal monitor for your carbon footprint. It is a display, composed of a living, light-emitting bacteria culture, that reacts to your carbon footprint level. It projects a vision that we would like to address with our project: that is engineering biological systems as we now engineer technological systems, for human use, in the most sustainable form possible.
Glowria is an accessory for a future home, a monitor for a household's or for an individual's CO2 emitting activities. Currently, the project is developed as part of Kitchen Budapest's Talent Program, in the labs of DIY BioLab Budapest.