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STEM: Venice Biennale / algae / ecoMachines / London BiennaleJune 25, 2006

STEM, London Biennale 2006, London and Venice Biennale 2006 ,Venice, Italy ecoLogicStudio) Stem is a "living" screen system, able to engage with sun light and to generate oxygen via photosynthesis. STEM grows and evolves its physical qualities out of its relationship with sun light; light is filtered and captured for photosynthetic operations; oxygen is produced and carbon dioxide adsorbed; more light results into more oxygen production and more screening potential; less light turns into less photosynthesis and more transparency. The overall systems configuration, its liquid transparency and its breathing potential is initially defined by the radiation gradients in the space; but as the living material starts to grow and evolve the parameters will influence each other and the system will be subjected to constant transformation and will require artificial manipulation, or interaction, from the users.

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