Mytropolis exists as an intersection of art, science, and technology. Everyday objects, such as phone chargers and modular lights systems, are being prototyped and powered through experimental electrical generation using bacteria and algae. The methodology behind this approach is viewed through four lenses:
Biology: Experiments with bacteria + algae; specifically Geobacter sulfurreducens (which emits electricity as it decomposes waste)
Technology: Prototyping through different energy harvesting circuitry
Design: creating an intuitive user interface for fuel cells that is designed to power objects by the average citizen
Architecture: integrating ecological systems into buildings resulting in large-scale, power-generating structures
By weaving these specialized disciplines into one form, Mytropolis also addresses the need for interdisciplinary collaboration to expedite the process of urban infrastructural change that transforms cities into cellular networks of renewable energy generation. The resulting ecosystem creates a symbiosis between microorganisms and people as they co-evolve into a city that flourishes from the mutually exclusive benefits of renewable energy.