Blinkybugs are small, simple, electromechanical bugs that respond to stimulus such as movement, vibrations, or air currents. They are constructed by hand from LEDs, wire, and other miscellaneous electronic bits, and are powered by a single coin-cell battery. When "stimulated," blinkybugs blink in interesting rhythmic patterns, making them seem alive. Yet at the same time they are incredibly simple, and can be understood after just a few seconds of observation. Each blinkybug is made by hand, and each is unique.
What is your view on the coronavirus?
Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.Comment