In “Hydrophytes,” industrial designer Nicole Hone imagines a future in which we’ve designed aquatic plants to counter some of the effects of climate change. To create her plants, Hone designed them with digital tools, then printed them with multi-material 3D printers. Their movements are brought to life with pneumatic pumps that fill and collapse them in response to external interactions. The motion and character of these imagined plants is astounding; they truly seem to be alive. It’s an incredible intersection of science, art, and technology. Check out the full film below. (Image and video credit: N. Hone; via Colossal)

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