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First thesis presentation for Spring 2012. Microbial fuel energy exploration.

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  1. 1. MICROBIAL CITY AN EXPLORATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, RENEWABLE ENERGY + URBANIZATION HIRUMI NANAYAKKARA SPRING 2012Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  2. 2. DOMAINTuesday, February 7, 2012
  3. 3. DESIGN QUESTIONS • What opportunities exist to alleviate the energy problems that arise with urbanization? • How can examples of living ecosystems, like bacteria and plant life, be applied into urban infrastructure? • How can the co-evolution of people and plants shift urban planning? • What kinds of participatory methods perpetuate this ELECTRICAL GRID methodology? BEIRUT, LEBANONTuesday, February 7, 2012
  4. 4. CONCEPT An exploration of renewable energy through the co-evolution of technology and natural ecosystems that redefines urbanism as an autonomous, cellular organism.Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  5. 5. Constant Nieuwenhuys “..an intimate bonding of desire and space will UNITARY URBANISM & NEW BABYLON provide a new kind of architecture for a new society.”Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  6. 6. West 57th SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE Bjarke Ingels GroupTuesday, February 7, 2012
  7. 7. Dr. Bruce Logan MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS Penn StateTuesday, February 7, 2012
  8. 8. SCALABILITY & SPECS •current cells at .36V •voltage boosters •longevity of indoor cells •new bacterial strain •applicable to industrial waste water treatmentTuesday, February 7, 2012
  9. 9. PROTOTYPES: MODULAR LIGHT CELLS & COMMUNITY GARDENTuesday, February 7, 2012
  10. 10. PROTOTYPES: MFCsTuesday, February 7, 2012
  11. 11. SYSTEMS BOSWYCK FARM Interested in user-testing Urbanites indoor gardens, rooftop gardensTuesday, February 7, 2012
  12. 12. SYSTEMS TRANSIENT NETWORKS The Urban Nomad & developing countries modular systems: phone chargers + lightingTuesday, February 7, 2012
  13. 13. SYSTEMS DELANCEY UNDERGROUND - “The Low Line” Fixed Locations Community gardens, Repurposing unused/ public parks underutilized spaceTuesday, February 7, 2012
  14. 14. NEXT STEPS • final product as a modular light installation -- needs to exist on campus • series of products? phone charger, compost bin, plant pods, etc... • translating cellular protocol in UI/UX (individuals able to function, but to also coordinate and function collectively) • establishing work as a critical design piece and pragmatic solutionTuesday, February 7, 2012

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