Plug-In Ecology: Urban Farm Pod

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It is a “living” cabin where individuals and urban nuclear families can grow and provide for their daily vegetable needs. It is an interface with the city, that touches upon urban farming, air quality levels, DIY agronomy techniques in test tubes, algal energy production, and bioluminescent light sources, to name a few possibilities. It can be outfitted with a number of optional systems to adapt to different locations, lighting conditions, and habitation requirements. While agricultural food sources are usually invisible in cities such as Seoul, the pod archetype turns the food system itself into a visible artifact, a bio-informatic message system, and a functional space. In tandem with the pod is a sound installation that incorporates data from traffic and noise pollution of the Seoul region.