SOOMI PARK

Vixen™_ Circadian Eye Drop

collaboration with Sebastian Thielke

We are now living in a 24-hour society. There are no longer specified time periods in which to sleep or be awake. Following this symptom, human bodies need to adapt to diverse circumstances in time and space. However, the human body has a biological clock, Circadian Clock,  which remembers day and night. This Circadian Clock sets up its system through the mount of lights which are absorbed into human eyes during the day. Since human can choose their lifestyle, many people start to have a number of disorders from broken circadian rhythm, such as malnutrition and high blood pressure, sometimes leading to lower life-expectancy.

Circadian Eyedrop is a part of a synthetic biology project series focused on a future scenario to show a new way of controlling the human’s circadian clock. Circadian Eyedrop is for the ‘gamers’ in the near future who have circadian rhythm disorders. Living in online second worlds, they are often detached from their natural habitat and spend more time awake at night. Scientists have found that rain deers have a unique DNA which allows them to control their own circadian clock, functioning like a ‘stop watch’. Circadian Eyedrop is a eye dropping device for a gamer provides this DNA which grows in Cyano bacteria liquid. Through this new synthetic biological product, people like gamers can be cured of their circadian rhythm breaking disorders.