Author Archives: eevirutanen

Gut Flora

Edible computer-generated visualisation of the carbohydrate metabolism in the human gastrointestinal system. The computer program focuses to simulate the behaviour of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, which is one of the most common species of gut flora. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii produces short-chain fatty acids through the fermentation of carbohydrates, which could not be digested without the bacterial symbiosis. The […]

Skroderiders

Inspired by an alien species in a sci-fi novel by Vernor Vinge, the skroderiders explore the implications of bestowing agency to non-human beings and the possibilities of cybernetically enhanced symbiosis. In addition to a biological codependence, the mutualistic relationship between the two individuals tells a non-human love story of robotic romance.