Patent Drawing, Autonomous Seed Disperser, from Designing for the Sixth Extinction, 2013
Diagrammed here is Ginsberg’s proposal for a porcupine-like device that would help restore biodiversity by collecting and dispersing seeds. The designer creates seductive narrative images and technical patent diagrams that suggest the business of intellectual property.
It is credited
Courtesy of Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 31.5 × 41.4 cm (12 3/8 × 16 5/16 in.) (framed)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.