• Dina Lestari Podomoro University
Keywords: scoby, biomaterials, sustainable art, cosmos


The exploration of sustainable materials for artistic endeavors in space has gained significant attention in recent years. This article delves into the potential of SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) as a biomaterial for cultivating sustainable art in the cosmos. Scoby, commonly used in the production of fermented beverages like kombucha, exhibits unique properties that make it an intriguing candidate for artistic expression beyond Earth. This study explores the characteristics of scoby, including its biodegradability, versatility, and potential for customization, which make it an ideal medium for artistic creations in the extraterrestrial environment. Furthermore, the article investigates the challenges such as conducting in-depth research to understand the potential inherent in SCOBY as a sustainable art material, exploring techniques and methods in SCOBY utilization, ensuring sustainability and prolonging the lifespan of SCOBY in the context of art, and exploring SCOBY potential for applications in art, space & science. In conclusion, this research presents a comprehensive overview of the potential of SCOBY as a sustainable biomaterial for artistic creation. It highlights the importance of embracing biomimicry, learning from nature's wisdom, and recognizing the interconnectedness of all living beings and systems. Through this exploration, the article encourages further research and collaboration to unlock the full potential of SCOBY in cultivating sustainable art practices that resonate with both the artistic and scientific communities, ultimately contributing to a more harmonious and sustainable future.

How to Cite
Lestari, D. (2023). SCOBY: CULTIVATING SUSTAINABLE ART IN THE COSMOS. SETI International Conference, 1(1), 20-25. Retrieved from