Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Plants


A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, around the theme of 'Plants' 

Above: Tree Studies by Nicolas Sasson  

Plant-In City

Art installation merges gardening and technology, creating Arduino-powered frames with sensors for plants to be monitored, and interacted with via smartphone app. From the project’s Kickstarter page:

We’re creating a space where a community who loves architecture, technology and plants can meet. Our mission is to integrate these disciplines into a new paradigm that changes the way we live and interact with nature. We believe that interacting with plants will improve our lives.

Plant-in City taps into the natural systems that foster plant life to give the plants themselves a voice. This revolutionary planter system contains built-in sensors that are activated by sun exposure, changes in soil moisture, humidity, temperature, and other natural cycles. Once activated, these sensors translate the environmental data into sounds or visuals, creating an imaginary vibrant wilderness.

[Project Page | PK Link]


Data Garden Quartet

A recording of abstract ambient IDM created with a band made up of living tropical plants. Sensors were placed onto the plant leaves to detect conductive biorhythms in real-time. You can hear the whole recorded piece, with spoken introduction, below:



Electric Ikebana

Corporate net-art work is an audio / visual 3D HTML5 generative piece put ...