The Algae-Matron 3000 is a washing machine that dyes clothing with ephemeral pigments derived from the algae Galdieria sulphuraria (G. sulphuraria). The machine is connected to a centralized water treatment system that utilizes the bioremediative properties of the organism to purify and recycle the consumed water.
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Algae-Matron 3000 won the opportunity to represent MICA at the 2017 Biodesign Challenge, hosted at the Museum of Modern Art and the School of Visual Arts(SVA). The following images are taken from the SVA exhibition The Future Will Be Grown: Student Projects from the Biodesign Challenge that occurred June 22-26 2017.
Scientific Consultation courtesy of J. Casey Lippmeier
Illustrations and Logos courtesy of Iris Lee
Website design courtesy of
Packaging Design Courtesy of Nilam Sari
Assistance with Project Construction courtesy of Bokeum Jeon