spoken&unspoken

Inspired by a Suzanne Simard TED talk on how plants communicate through chemical signals in the roots and soil, this robotic art project is a conceptual exploration of mankind’s connection to nature and communication. Through establishing a connection line, the user is able to prompt different light responses from the plants including rain, pollinate, and speak. This project speaks to the potential of bridging organic matter and technology as well as the need for mankind to build a closer relationship with the environment considering the irreversible environmental damage threatening the planet. 2017.