Systemic Architecture: the bio-digital apparatus

Marco Poletto

Contributing authors: Claudia Pasquero

The bio-digital apparatus is the embodiment of a conceptual model and a computational design method to articulate the world's Urbansphere, suggesting new terms for its co-evolution with the Biosphere. The proposed model responds to principles of biological self-organization, and operates by embedding a computational engine, a living Physarum Polycephalum , onto a spatial substratum, a Satellite driven informational territory.

This research envisions a future when man-made infrastructures and non-human biological systems will constitute parts of a single biotechnological whole. To this respect it can be read as a manifesto for the extension of biotechnology to the scale of the Biosphere, increasing the material articulation of global informational and energetic infrastructures.