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Lamp, Half Life, 2010

This is a Lamp. It was designed by Joris Laarman Lab.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Groninger Museum as part of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

It is dated 2010. Its medium is glass, cobalt chrome, genetically modified cho cells.

The Half Life Lamp is a bioluminescent lamp made of genetically-enriched cells that glow in the dark, created with the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The cells, now dead, were added as a thin layer on the lamp's ͞shade.͟ The project investigates a future in which objects may be alive.

It is credited Courtesy of Groninger Museum, the Netherlands.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 30 × 15 cm (11 13/16 × 5 7/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

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