Haberlandt acts as a biotechnological vending machine by growing and maintaining an algae in a super optimized and continuous production state.

Haberlandt is designed to sustain any suspension culture, currently consisting on Spirulina algae (Arthrospira Platensis). Biological conditions are maintained troughout the system via a processor. Inputs are measured and sent to the processor and an output is executed generating a negative feedback that allows for constant conditions and thus for the survival and reproduction of the algae. Thus turning this system into a cybernetical organism.

Haberlandt produces, stores and delivers in the same place, reducing the environmental impact by localizing all the logistics involved in a traditional vending in situ. By spherificating the dose it avoids the use of any packaging, since it is a self-containing format where the package is the actual product to be consumed.

[Thanks, Amanda]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://jacobwg.com Jacob Gillespie

    Reminds me somehow of ADAM (http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/ADAM).

  • http://twitter.com/Xenophod Xenophod

    What is the purpose of this again? Looks more like “art” than a vending machine.

    I don’t think we should conciser this “cybernetic”, just because a computer is monitoring and controlling the growth of algae. I’ve seen complex hydroponic growing facilities that were computer controlled and we don’t think of those as “cybernetic”.

    P.S.
    “troughout” wasn’t spelled correctly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trammell.hudson Trammell Hudson

    The problem with spirulina is that consumption of it leads to a build up of nucleic acid, which can cause gout: http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/lifesupport.php

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593903033 Megan Walker

      “Spirulina is [h]igh in
      nucleic acid, which means you can only eat about fifty grams per day or you’re at risk of gout”

      I don’t see too many people eating 50grams of spirulina a day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593903033 Megan Walker

      “Spirulina is [h]igh in
      nucleic acid, which means you can only eat about fifty grams per day or you’re at risk of gout”

      I don’t see too many people eating 50grams of spirulina a day.

  • Anonymous

    SFCDVD

  • Anonymous

    SFCDVD