These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants

These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants

Designer Fabienne Felder teamed up with Cambridge scientists to explore solar cells that use moss to generate electricity.

Akousmaflore is an interactive installation, a small garden composed of living musical plants, which react to human contacts. Each plant reacts in a different way to contact by producing a specific sound. The plant «language» or song occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our invisible electrostatic aura acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience is touching or stroking lightly them. A plant concert is created.

Akousmaflore Sensitive and interactive musical plants from scenocosme hanging plants

"Cactunes" by ECAL/Pierre Charreau, Martin Hertig, Pauline Lemberger. Image ECAL/Axel Crettenand & Sylvain Aebischer

I remember the first cactus I bought when we lived in Perry Michigan. “Cactunes” by ECAL/Pierre Charreau, Martin Hertig, Pauline Lemberger.

Botanicus Interacticus: Interactive Plant Technology

Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial

MIDI Sprout enables plants to play synthesizers in real time.

MIDI Sprout enables plants to play synthesizers in real time.

Milan, Furniture Fair, 2008, Salone Satellite, Inhabitat, green design, materials, recycled, sustainable, Italy, Samare Awadare, Bcxsy, Salone, Fethi Atakol, Grow Sphere, Wis Design, TROKK 16, Merijin Van Essen, Willem de Kooning Academy, University of Applied Science

MILAN 2008: Highlights from Salone Satellite

This noise-instrument was made from Lower Austrian Moss. Each of the three moss elements functions as variable resistor, that influences the sound in different ways. Depending on humidity the moss parts are able to conduct electric current with changing resistance, variegating their interactive quality.

This noise-instrument was made from Lower Austrian Moss. Each of the three moss elements functions as variable resistor, that influences the sound in different ways. Depending on humidity the moss parts are able to conduct electric current with changing resistance, variegating their interactive quality.

Spore 2.0 is a self-sustaining ecosystem for a rubber tree plant purchased at Home Depot. In this project, Home Depot is responsible for the plant in two ways: first, an unconditional guarantee to replace it, second, through an implied cybernetic contract. If the company does well by showing stock growth, so does the plant. If the company suffers losses, Spore 2.0 does not get watered.

We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows. These 21 game-changing thinkers represent 15 countries and many disciplines.

All living organisms, plants as well as animals and humans, constantly emit electric impulses. The amplitude of these impulses varies depending on the interior and exterior milieu of the organism. Yucca Invest Trading Plant combines this information with stock market know-how.

All living organisms, plants as well as animals and humans, constantly emit electric impulses. The amplitude of these impulses varies depending on the interior and exterior milieu of the organism. Yucca Invest Trading Plant combines this information with stock market know-how.

Plant Friend seeks to help children discover and learn how to care for and grow plants, while tightening and developing the emotional bound between them. Based on sensory inputs Plant Friend expresses the plant’s needs through emotional and communicative movement, thereby facilitating engagement and interest in the plant’s well being.

Plant Friend seeks to help children discover and learn how to care for and grow plants, while tightening and developing the emotional bound between them. Based on sensory inputs Plant Friend expresses the plant’s needs through emotional and communicative movement, thereby facilitating engagement and interest in the plant’s well being.

Botanicus Interacticus

Ivan Poupyrev's Virtual Reality at Disney

Smarty Plants is an assembling set using metaphor and storytelling to create an enjoyable experience for people to understand and execute simple circuitry.

Smarty Plants is an assembling set using metaphor and storytelling to create an enjoyable experience for people to understand and execute simple circuitry.

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