In a world where the average human lifespan is longer. Population is overtaking the planets available space both in life and death. With longer life, humans are forgetting their relationship with death. Increasingly, spatial, financial and environmental factors are impacting the transition between living and non-living.
At the boundary between death, technology and science, MORLUX provides society with an alternative perspective to the afterlife. It presents a new way of thinking about natures role in the human process of decomposition. MORLUX enables people to be more closely connected to death.
Through the growth of specific bacteria, MORLUX is an efficient, environmentally friendly, and considerate way of de-composing your own body. In doing so, burial spaces are reduced, reused, and recycled more frequently. MORLUX is also an object for remembrance. Through real-time communication of decomposition data, a living light sculpture allows your loved ones to grieve with your living memorial.
The project got features on Edinburgh Napier University’s Degree Show Stories: https://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/news/student-design-encourages-talking-about-the-taboo