Helion 14: self-repairing properties

Helion, is a living textile made from just sunlight and air. Its basis is a type of photosynthetic bacterium called cyanobacterium, the filaments of which have a unique and “intelligent” self-weaving activity.

Here is an experiment that I’ve just conducted to confirm the ability of this textile repair/reform itself following extensive damage. This is a timelapse series taken over a period of 30 minutes and after vigorous shaking had dispersed the Helion 14 mat.

The bacterium has a unique type of self-organising multicellular behaviour that is able to repair/reform itself after major destruction, and seems pre-progammed to form biofilms and mats.

Not art, not quite science, but from that wonderful space somewhere in between

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