Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Susanna Soares has a MA Design Interaction at the RCA in London. Her final project twas BEE’S. Susana Soares studied bees and in particular the way they can be trained to use their smell and detect pretty anything including bombs and landmines. Bees have a phenomenal odor perception. They can be trained within minutes using Pavlov ̕ s reflex to target a specific odor. BEE ̕ S explores how we might co-habit with natural biological systems and use their potential to increase our perceptive abilities. The aim of this project is to develop collaborative relations between scientific and technological research, beekeepers and design, among others, translating the outcome into systems and objects that people can understand and use, engendering significant adjustments. The object depicted provides a diagnosis using bees to detect general health through breath. I really like the concept and this new way to apply a creative thinking to scientific and technological research.

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