2017


How do we slow down fast fashion? By speeding it up. The Algae-Matron 3000 is the washing machine of the future designed to revolutionize the way we design, produce, and interact with clothing. Its functions include custom dyeing clothing with safe, sustainable, ephemeral pigments derived from the algae Galdieria sulphuraria. In order to avoid impinging upon clean water sources, the Algae-Matron 3000 would also be connected to a closed cycle home water recycling system or centralized system that utilizes the bioremediative properties of Galdieria sulphuraria to purify and recycle the water consumed.


http://algaematron.com/index.html

Finalist at the 2017 Biodesign Challenge, representing the Maryland Institute College of Art


Collaboration among Erin Kirchner, Emary Parisi, Rachel Rusk, & Sydney Sieh-Takata

Scientific Consultation courtesy of J. Casey Lippmeier

Opportunity to create this work courtesy of Ryan Hoover, BUGSS, and the

Biodesign Challenge









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