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The Guerilla Beehive is a starting point for an exploration of possible futures. Navigating between abstract thought and concrete experiences, I use my imagination to think about alternative futures. The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive can be seen as an artifact from the future, a fragment of a world to come. I use this tangible design fiction to tell a compelling story, and through an installation, constructed with elements of various of my experiments, I create an immersive experiential future.
Bacteria, viruses and microbes living in skins, making patterns reflecting the environmental threats.
A double-sided cellulose skin, waxed at the one side and dressed with a pattern of porous stomata at the other side. An empty space in-between, giving room to beneficial bacteria to attack the varroa mites (BlackBetty) or a place for wicks drenched with Thymol essential oils to spread a constant tension.
The skin is a smart composite that integrates a mix of organic and electronic elements for sensing, actuating, for computation and for communication.