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BDEA-E2016 Bio-Art Data visualization Featured Lighting Phototropism Student Project
 

The Data Plant is a project where living organisms are used as a data visualization tool. A plant’s growth is manipulated by two opposing light sources. The lights are controlled by human data which is transferred via software and an Arduino. This way, our actions are visualized through the plant.

In this project, we explored the possibilities that lie within the integration of data, technology and plants. The initial inspiration arose through an investigation of phototropism. Under the assumption that certain plants grow and move towards light, we have explored a digitalised aspect of phototropism. We have controlled plant lamps with a Processing code through an Arduino, with data based on our energy consumption. Our time lapse video features the plant’s controlled growth over four days, and aims to challenge the natural movement of plants. The manipulation of the lamps has caused our plant to become a data visualization tool.


Participants:

Bachelor student:  Anna Bergstrom
Bachelor student:  Mette Edslev
Bachelors student:  Linda Rogberg

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Participants:

Bachelor student:  Anna Bergstrom
Bachelor student:  Mette Edslev
Bachelors student:  Linda Rogberg

Legal

© Anna Bergstrom, Mette Edslev and Linda Rogberg
contents on this page is published under the following license


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Data Plant 2016


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