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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on January 5th, 2012
 

Biology meets technology meets design—London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson has created the Biome, an awe-worthy, technologically-influenced flora terrarium. Its climate, nutrients and water level can be controlled through your smartphone or tablet. Via Design Milk:

According to Wilkinson, “the idea promotes ‘digital downtime’ by finding an alternative use for smartphones and encouraging their owners to consider a slower life. The control and nurturing of a real mini eco-system takes patience and care, contrasting with the immediacy of messaging or tweeting that is so characteristic of the smartphone generation.”

The Biome was developed for an exhibition titled Slow Tech – Designs for Digital Downtime at trend agency Protein’s exhibition space. The exhibition was curated by Henrietta Thompson (editor-at-large at Wallpaper*).

Photo by Sylvain Deleu.

 
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