Gya is not just a beautiful art piece, or a sustainable version of the Lava Lamp.
Gya calls upon us to contemplate the Living Planet - also known as Vita or Gaia - and the great circulating currents: the ocean gyres.
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Gya is an art piece that seeks to put into practice elements of Vita spiritual philosophy.
The electric motor and bearings used in the device are rated last 100,000 hours, that's 11.6 years if operated 24 hours a day.
The assembly that houses the electronics and the motor are 3D printed from PETG, a fully recyclable plastic.
The vase is made of glass, and the base is camphor laurel, a weed tree common to Australia.
Gya draws 2.6 watts of electricity. At $0.25 per unit of electricity, it costs about $5.70 per annum to power Gya.
A gyre is a large system of rotating ocean water. There are five ocean gyres on planet Earth.
Gaia is the scientific concept that all living things on Earth behave in the manner of a single living organism. In Vita spiritual philosophy, Gaia is referred to as Vitae-planeta, or just Vita, for short.
In the youtube video below, French philosopher Bruno Latour talks about Gaia and gyres.