Joe Brooks, Carlos Carrillo, Carly Ciardullo, Erika Reyes
Designed as a self-sustaining mosquito trap, Hygea attracts insects with LEDs and a living system of bacteria, including Bacillus Thuringienses Israeliensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Cyanobacteria. Once captured, the bacteria feed on dead mosquitoes and harness the energy to charge the LEDs.
Jobe Bobee is a professor of Industrial Design at Kean University. He’s worked at IMG-Mercedes Fashion Week (New York) and with leather products at BBDW (Brooklyn). His exhibitions include Model Citizens at Chelsea Museum. Jobe received his B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.I.D. from Pratt Institute.
Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library