Patent Drawing, Mobile Bioremediation Unit, from Designing for the Sixth Extinction, 2013
Diagrammed 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: 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.