Scientists create living smartwatch powered by slime mold #WearableWednesday #biopunk
You have to care for this wearable or it will actually die. The creators wanted to change people’s relationship to their electronics. From the University of Chicago:
Using the electrically conductive single-cell organism known as “slime mold,” the researchers created a watch that only works when the organism is healthy, requiring the user to provide it with food and care.
They then tested how this living device affected its wearer’s attitude toward technology, changing the usual one-way service into a mutually beneficial partnership.
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