A duo of UK designers developed an Algaculture Symbiosis Suit that grows algae while you wear it. (AfterAgri/Vimeo)
Don’t always have time to pack a snack? The Algaculture Symbiosis Suit is your solution.
Desingers Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton have developed a new kind of gagdet that grows food while wearers go about their daily activities. With a little help from the sun, a series of tubes placed in front of the mouth use the carbon dioxide we inhale to fuel the ever-growing population of suit-embedded algae.
“Algaculture designs a new symbiotic relationship between humans and algae. It proposes a future where humans will be enhanced with algae living inside new bodily organs, allowing us to be semi-photosynthetic,” Burton Nitta write on their website.
If a diet full of algae does not sound appetizing, know that you actually consume algae on a regular basis. That slice of pizza you had last night for dinner and the bagel you had this morning for dinner all contain derivatives of algae.
The suit made its debut last year outside of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London where an opera singer wore the device while singing to an intrigued crowd. Watch as the singer created enough algae to feed the crowd below.