Patent Drawing, Self Inflating Antipathogenic Membrane, from Designing for the Sixth Extinction, 2013
Diagrammed here is a proposal for a bioengineered organism designed to treat the infection that causes Sudden Oak Death. Functioning as a pump, this single-use device is distributed via spores among oak trees and remains dormant until called into action. The self-inflating structure forces serum into the infection site. Ginsberg 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: 41.4 × 31.5 cm (16 5/16 × 12 3/8 in.) (framed)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.