Botanicus Interacticus

Aug 8, 2012 | Tech News

WHAT IS IT?
A project from Disney Research that adds capacitive touch to plants. Check out the video from this article.

WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
The digital world can feel cold and mechanical. Integrating the natural with the digital can enhance our interactions with both of these worlds. I think plants would make interesting dimmer switches in the home, or make inconspicuous motion sensors for security systems. You could potentially use something like this to protect endangered forests – or create a new form of music from the birds that inhabit them.

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