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Moss’s view on plants

April 18, 2010

  

Wouldn’t it be great if we could talk to plants and they could talk  back to you?

Are you sick of being in buildings made of concrete? Will that be good if plants are surrounding us?

VAVO world helps us (human) begins to understand and protact plants. The idea is about nanotechnology can enhance the way of human interact with plant. This technology can help human effectivly communicate with plants by sending and receiving signal between Nanice of human and Nanice of plants. For example, human can tell the plant to freeze itself temporary for being shade when sun is too strong.

Like Hyuck’s experiment, this explores the idea of plants changing their material structure.

Before mixing Alum                         After 1 day                                After 2 days

I have been experimenting in Flash. Click on the images to go to the respective flash page.

Exploring interaction on a nano-scale. An object is formed by many small particles. A person can influence objects through their particles, but there are restrictions on what the particles are able to do. For example, a person can lean sideways, but only so much before they lose balance and fall over.


In this experiment I was looking at how giving particles limitations affects the interaction with them. The particles, which start out forming a rectangle, follow the mouse, but they can only do so at a certain speed. You can change the shape of the overall object, but it takes time.


Similar to above but with slightly different parameters. The particles still start out as a rectangle and still have limitations on how fast they follow the mouse, however they will move slower when outside of the rectangle and faster when inside. Overall they are a lot harder to control.


I moved on to looking at how the objects are influenced in the long run. If you move branches on a tree, will they move back to their original position when you leave or stay they way you moved them? It would depend on how long you where there for.

If you move the branches for a short time, say to provide shelter from rain, they would move back later. However if  the branches where moved to form a house that is lived in for years, it is more likely they would remain in that position when you leave.


Taking the previous experiment back to the nano-level. Click and drag the mouse to change the overall form of the particles. When you release the mouse button the particles will return to their original form. But if you keep the mouse in one position for some time before releasing it the particles will keep that new form.

Communication is the way that people can exchange their emotions, actions and information with natural life in VAVO world. Effective communication entails the sender encoding a message and transmitting it to the receiver where the receiver successfully decodes the message.

The questions are: how can the plants really communicate with human? What’s really going on in our future with this dynamic world? Do they like some of their neighbors better than others? Are they really able to ward off the human harm?

My animations demonstrate that human can communicate with plants. The nanotechnology in VAVO world will help human beings to protect our life resources in these areas:

1. Increasing understanding of the issues in our environment;

2. Reducing potential conflict between human and nature;

3. Human and nature live in  harmony.

1. This animation shows the emotion exchange between human and future trees in the VAVO world. The tree receives the sign from human through the wireless nanotechnology.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-rYe23NxwU;

Processing: http://www.neobadesign.comxa.com/DMDN411/D3DGrowingtree/applet/index.html

2. I am trying to explore the possibilities of interaction between human and nature in second animation. The grasses track the motions of human body (the white circle), and still keep its own movements in harmony.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq7ioV3GNbs;

Processing: http://www.neobadesign.comxa.com/DMDN411/Tracking_Growingtree_final/applet/applet/index.html

Emotion exchange between human and plants can be in many methods by nanotechnology. Our brain can send signals to plants and receive their response, the nanotechnology decodes/interprets these chemical signals and sends those signals through the wireless world around us. Most kinds of sensitive emotions between human and plants can be exchange based on this philosophy.

My experiment intends to design a  interactive installation which people can interact with the 3D virtual plants created in processing to exchange emotions. Here are a few images for my inspiration.

Alum on Fake plants

April 11, 2010

After I learn basic step of how to grow crystal from Alum and tested. The idea is about nano technology can enhance the way of human interact with plant. This technology can help human to communicate with plants by sending and receiving signal between Nanice of human and Nanice of plants. For example, human can tell the plant to freeze itself temporary for being shade when sun is too strong.