The HBP corp has its uniform now. Me and Jacek finished it before Xmas and presented it in Copenhagen during COP15 at the KlimaForum during Ciid Guerilla Intervention.
For that event we had to make a poster as well.
To make a little summary of the project, here you find a little description of scenario and final wearable outcome.
“Beecoming is a project that focuses on the problem of bees colony collapse disorder. Nowadays bees are dying due to neonecodine based pesticides used in agriculture, pollution and climate change . In 10 years it is estimated that bees might be extinguished on our planet. We may not be aware of it, but bee pollination is one of the main stone of the ecosystem we live in and our food supplying. 1/3 of our food depends on bees impollination: when bees get from a flower to another one in order to extract nectar (the bee food), they actually pollinate that flower that will finally turn into a fruit or vegetable of other kinds, forage for animals included.
We decided to work on this future scenario when we could run out of the bees and people will have to turn into “human bees” to collect pollen and spread it among flowers. People could become new “bee” workers and also exchange pollen between themselves to improve the genetic exchange that former bees used to do before naturally.
Beecoming consists of the uniform for the HBP corps _the future human bee pollinators.
It consists of a dungarees with HSP tag identification and a working apron with 3 different pockets where pollen brushes are placed. The human bee pollinators will take out the brushes to collect pollen from the flowers and store it in the pocket.
To pollinate another plant with a pollen previously collected, the human bee pollinator will extract a brush and swap it on the new flower.
Thanks to the the “wrist component” of the uniform containing an RFID reader, the human bee pollinator could match the best pollen for each plant by scanning first the plant and then the pollen pocket. A green or red light will appear on the wrist component display to communicates which pollen is better to use in each case.”
Thes were 3 samples of trees/flowers pollen that we carried to the Guerrilla Intervantion to simulate trees and plants the HSP worker could find in the field.
This is how the HSP worker scan trees/plants in the field and pollen in the pocket to see which one matches with the plant.
We used RFID tag both in the pocket and in the little trees/plants simulation bags.
Finally me as the first female HSP