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Rendering, Rewilding with Synthetic Biology, from Designing for the Sixth Extinction, 2013

This is a Rendering. It was designed by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is digital print mounted on dibond.

Ginsberg’s series Designing for the Sixth Extinction (2013–ongoing) investigates synthetic biology’s potential impact on biodiversity. Her vision of engineered organisms includes a slug to neutralize acidic soil, a porcupine-like device to collect and disperse seeds, and a self-replicating biofilm to trap airborne pollutants.

It is credited Courtesy of Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 153 × 228 × 5 cm (60 1/4 in. × 7 ft. 5 3/4 in. × 1 15/16 in.) (framed)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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