Bioluminescent Streetlamps

Synthetic biology will offer a world of possibilities. One of these is developing light emitting trees that could serve as a sustainable alternative for street lamps. This animation paints a picture of what a future with bioluminescent street lamps could look like. The animation is the result of the Rathenau Instituut's ongoing work of bringing synthetic biology into public and political debate. When seeing Wouter Petri's beautiful artwork I wanted to come up with a soundscape that arouses curiosity and question marks. Sparkly and shimmering...

Animation: Steven van Eekelen (Animono)
Scenario: Tsjalling Swierstra & Marianne Boenink