Mark Wilson, an artist with an interest in genetics designed and 3D printed a reactive "synthetic organism". The Chromatose is composed of different materials and it slowly opens then closes when touched.
Wilson used Rhino and Grasshopper 3D design software and printed the flower with an Objet 350 3D printer. According to Wilson the complex "synthetic organism" uses "digital code to fabricate life-life organisms", and represents a meeting between technology and nature.
Photo: Mark Wilson