Chroma+Phy is a speculative design for a living wearable that combines the protoplasmic structure of the amoeboid acellular organism Physarum polycephalum and the chromatophores of the reptile Chameleon. The underpinning idea is that in a future far away or close, on planet earth or in outer space, humans will need some tools to help them in their social life and day-to-day routine. Chroma+Phy is also addressing the issue of privacy. We are moving from a society of omnipresence of digital information to a society where biotechnology will directly “access” our body to retrieve its information. The work Chrom+Phy is a speculation about a living hybrid sensor that enhances function for humans and connects it with the environment.
all images courtesy Theresa Schubert.
video stills: Schubert, Minski, Olsen
Theresa Schubert is a post-media artist and researcher in everything concerning the intersection of art, science, and its social impact.