Illustration for article titled Bioluminescent Lamp Glows With the Power of Genetically-Altered Hamster Cells

Who needs a lamp to be classy when it can be fucking horrifying? That's what the "Half Life" lamp is, because it glows thanks to living hamster cells that have been enriched with firefly genes. Holy shit.


The lamp, created by Joris Laarman, was created without harming any hamsters, apparently. Instead, it was created using a culture of tissue kept alive since 1957. Oh, that's much less creepy, thanks so much, Joris!

Want to see this horrifying specimen in person? It'll be on display at the Friedman Benda Gallery in NYC starting tomorrow. [Metropolis via Inhabitat]

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