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April 26, 2016 AT 4:00 am

The Garden That Rolls Across The City #ArtTuesday

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William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio have designed a prototype of a public artwork that can have a say in city design. Or a way for our robot overlords to conspire with plants. So Skynet meets the trees from The Happening. Either way, a fascinating project. via We Make Money Not Art

The mobile ecosystem has a robotic core wrapped in twelve garden modules. Whenever the lowermost plants require more sunlight, they ‘vote’ to have the sphere gently roll over. If it becomes too hot for the majority of them, they will steer the structure towards the shade.

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Although they don’t have what we call ‘nervous systems’, plants are actually smart and sentient. They can be electro-chemically stimulated by (and thus react to) the surrounding light, temperature, humidity, pollution and vibration. That is why William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio, from the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) believe that plants could potentially have a say in the behaviour of our buildings, infrastructure and public spaces.

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