“letting a plant to express its internal life” Using Bio-electric Signals and #Arduino
Canada’s CBC stopped by the Assiniboine Park Conservatory recently to view the project of artist Helga Jakobson who converted the electrical signals from the now-shuttered conservatory‘s plants into a ‘symphony’ of sound – I too look forward to one day hearing the complete Plant Symphony!
As the Assiniboine Park Conservatory gets ready to close down for good this spring, Helga Jakobson is giving a voice to the plants who call it home.
Using special equipment, the Winnipeg-based visual artist is harnessing the tiny electric currents produced by the plants and using computer software to convert them into sound.
And she’s using those sounds to create a symphony.
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