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Rendering, Mobile Bioremediation Unit, 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 with aluminum frame.

Rendered here is Ginsberg’s proposed design for a bioengineered slug that neutralizes acidic soil. The device disturbs topsoil as it moves along, dispensing an alkali hygroscopic fluid. 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: 25.4 × 31.5 cm (10 in. × 12 3/8 in.) (framed)

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

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