Work in Progress

By Leonardo Mussa March 17, 2020 Edition CHIC 2019-2020Discover Roots project

Milestone 3 is now approaching and many things have changed since Milestone 2 ( among which a global epidemic), but our initial idea of connecting people to plants through technology hasn’t changed.

Following the suggestion  of our supervisor, we decided to create an interactive art piece to sensibilize people about the relation we humans have with our environment and especially plants.

During the last few weeks we have been working on a circuit which can turn every plant into an extremely sensitive sensor, by analizing slight changes in its electrical properties. We also tested various ways to express this changes in a meaningful and beautiful way: light seems to be the perfect medium to  create the poetic atmosphere we wish to create. Fiber optics, projectors and screens are among the technologies we plan to use in our final product.

Unfortunately our prototyping has come to a halt because of the current situation, whihc doesn’t allow access to the laboratories with the equipment we need. We hope to be able to come back to work soon!