Artefacts from Isoculture

A collection of artefacts, objects and observations forms a library of life in the Isoculture. The collection explores the possibilities of using humans as a resource and the beliefs and behaviour of people living in the city.

Latest Artefact

18. CO2 capture sleep mask

A sleeping mask designed to capture CO2 whilst inhabitants sleep to moderate the life support system of the Isoculture. The CO2 is captured into crystal form within the pillow.

Experiment on: 13 April 2013

ISO purity: C

17. Hair filtration mask

Filtration face mask made from human hair.

Experiment on: 6 April 2013

ISO purity: A

16. Blood sharing device

Within the isoculture the entire population has a responsibility for continual health. This device collects blood from the young to be transferred to the old, which has been found to increase health and lifespan.

Experiment on: 5 April2013

ISO purity: B

15. Communication manual1. "hello" gesture hand - cast

This plaster model shows the hand gesture of "hello" in Isoculture manner.

Experiment on: 4 April2013

ISO purity: B

14. Communication manual 1. "hello"

Extracted from Isoculture communication gesture manual book page1. "hello"

Experiment on: 3 April 2013

ISO purity: A

13. IPS cell grown on scaffold

A scaffold with induced pluripotent stem cells growing to create a new organ to be used as regenerative medicine.

Experiment on: 29 March 2013

ISO purity: B+ C–

12. Cheese

Cheese made from human breast milk.

Experiment on: 28 March 2013

ISO purity: A

11. Phosphate and Urine

Phosphate extracted from human urine. Phosphate is used as a fertiliser to produce food. The practice of recovering phosphate from urine makes daily urination an important ritual.

Experiment on: 27 March 2013

ISO purity: A

10. Soap

Soap made from human fat and caustic soda.

Experiment on: 21 March 2013

ISO purity: B+

9. Genetic Drift Ropes

Ropes that charts the genetic makeup of the isoculture. It creates a prediction of the 'Founders Effect' where genes became dominant or extinct over successive generations.

Experiment on: 20 March 2013

ISO purity: A

8. Melatonin Interpreter

A device inserted into the base of the skull to interface with the pineal gland. The gland produces the hormone Melatonin in response to solar storms. The device helps iso-inhabitants experience vast scales despite their isolation.

Experiment on: 15 March 2013

ISO purity: B

7. Banked umbilical cord

A dried umbilical cord from birth in the isoculture to be used as a source for bio materials and within financial systems.

Experiment on: 14 March 2013

ISO purity: A

6. Sweat collecting garment

A piece of clothing designed to collect sweat from the body. Salt is then extracted from the sweat and used as an important mineral in the isoculture

Experiment on: 13 March 2013

ISO purity: C

5. Sweat salt

Salt extracted from human sweat, using sweat collection garment

Experiment on: 10 March 2013

ISO purity: A

4. Hair tattoo

Hair follicles are transplanted from one person to another to form tattoo-like designs. An expression of love for another is literally grown on the body.

Experiment on: 9 March 2013

ISO purity: A

3. Placenta capsule

After the birth of a child the placenta is cooked, dried and processed into a capsule to capture its oxytocin hormone content. When taken oxytocin increases empathy and trust to strengthen social bonds.

Experiment on: 8 March 2013

ISO purity: A-B+

2. Engineered Yeast

Synthetically engineered yeast (Candida tropicalis) is grown on body to produce a bio-plastic. Here a structure worn on the foot creates the ideal conditions for the yeast to produce bio-plastic garments.

Experiment on: 7 March 2013

ISO purity: C+

1. Casein plastic tableware

Casein plastic made from human breast milk formed into plate and cup.

Experiment on: 6 March 2013

ISO purity: B+



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