2019

Aisha Ghei Dev                                            Info


Hello! I’m a designer, researcher and curator(ish), exploring the influence of spatio-technics on indentity and culture.
My work is an articulation of these explorations. 


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QUESTIONS — 


1 - Moral Codes [2018]

AI research, speculative design, digital fabrication.

2 - Weird Temples [2019 - ]

worldbuilding, visual design.

3 - Yellow Line Radio [2018]

experience, brand, art direction.

4 - Code of Conscience [2019]

parametric design, brand, visual system.

5 - Humanoid [2019]

product, ui/ux, brand development

6 - Archive [ - ]

fun things!


















Mark





THE FUTURE FARM

Reasearch + Product 
Spring 2018 
Project partners — Erin Ryan, Theodore Teichman
Project advisor — Dana Cupkova


THE PROJECT

The Future Farm is a an urban microfarm for the future of shared living
and adaptive materials. It is a biomachine that embodies the uncanny in
our cultural encoding of sustainability.

We used Mycelium as the main substrate for the farm. By making the
industrial and the biological mutually dependent, these devices propose
a renegotiation of the traditional spheres of isolation that have proved to
be problematic in addressing the issues of environment today.

While our Future Farm has functional applications and parameters, it is
also an experiment on life, and, through this project, we posit decay as
a new inroad to coping with materials in the Age of Intelligences and
the Circular Economy.












DESIGN INTENT

The Future Farm is an hydroponic urban micro-farm for the future of shared living. The form was designed to be efficient and effective, using L-system and optimisation algorithms based off crown shyness. The parameters of optimisation we humidity and water flow. 












WHY MYCELIUM?

Mycelium, the complex root structure of mushrooms, forms a mycorhizal network that is a biological information highway and through this biological-technology an emergence of a cyclical energy system arises.





THE COMPUTATIONAL PROCESS

In order to derive the form, we started from the ecological behaviours of L-systems and crown shyness to get a scaffolding, using Rhino 5 + Grasshopper. The larger pockets or ‘neighbourhoods’ and irrigation  system were derived from that form. 












We then did a heat map and flow simulation of the final form.












TESTING 

Along with the computational process, we were working on testing the Mycelium as a substrate for growth. 











PRODUCTION








Mark