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Charlotte Furet

MA work

living pixels

living pixels is a living, digital display made from bioluminescent bacteria.

This new technology takes one of nature's most magical interfaces, bioluminescence, and applies it to the way in which we display information. 

It calls into question the static input and output method with which we currently communicate information, and aims to bring back an element of magic, unpredictability, and wonder in a world where we’re oversaturated by information fed through traditional digital outputs.

living pixels is a smart screen that reacts not just to user input but also to itself and to its environment. This allows it to deliver the same information in unexpected ways, bringing the surprise and delight found in nature's systems into our digital interactions.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2016

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, Barnard College Columbia University, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • FRAME Magazine: What’s the Matter? Design for a Phygital World, Milan Design Week, 2016