Electronic devices are one of the biggest growing waste streams of our time. Appliances are build to break, and with every update or improvement we’re pushed to buy new machines. Fungal Fermentation Factory shows us an alternative. FFF is a grow-it-yourself fermentation machine. By using natural materials such as mycelium (the roots of fungi) and with modulair, updatable electronic components and an open-source approach this new kind of kitchen appliance is build to be repairable, updatable and sustainable.
I'm working as a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the cross-over between art, science and the culinary world. By combining my current micro-obsessions, such as mycology, moleculair gastronomy and bio-hacking with digital fabrication techniques and diy-electronics I build products and machines and strive to make the world a better, sustainable and more equal place.
I want to leave a positive impact on the world around me, and inspire people to design more sustainable. I love working with bio-materials and want to deepen my understanding of bio-design.
Learned during the studies
During my studies I couldn't decide if I wanted to focus on electronics or food, my other passion. But throughout my minor and internship I discovered I don't have to choose. By combining all my interests, I come up with new ideas and designs. This is where most of my inspiration originates from.