Gutfather – Capsule to transfer “Abdominal Feeling”

Created by Stefan Schwabe in collaboration with Fraunhofer CeRRI and Sebastian Kletzander, Gutfather is a speculative design project comprised of a capsule that traverses a human digestive system and changes its shape through the influence of microbes until it is secreted as an object bearing an imprint of its subject’s microbiome.

Stefan's work, as documented in the past on CAN, combines art, design and natural sciences to question the role of the designer in processes of scientific knowledge. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute CeRRI and the glassblower Sebastian Klatzender, Stefan explores the metaphorical "abdominal feeling" and the complexity of the microbiome from a scientific point of view.

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