Looking for a sustainable food source? Why not algae? Two U.K.-based artists have created what they're calling "Algaculture": a symbiotic "suit" made up of plastic tubes in which algae can grow, fed by light, allowing humans to feed via photosynthesis in a roundabout way.
The algae could provide vital nutrients to the human wearer while being self-sustaining.
Artists Michael Burton and Michiko Nikita described a performance piece based on the suit: "This scenario is, among other sources, inspired by the work of scientists Debora MacKenzie and Michael Le Page, who wrote about photosynthetic creatures, or what they call plantimals in the New Scientist (2010). Such photosynthetic organisms currently include lichen, sea slugs, and salamanders that welcome algae into their bodies, in a partnership called endosymbiosis." … Read more