Gallery: Disney Develops Plant-Controlled Touch Software That Makes Mus...

 

Singing flowers used to live only in the fanciful realm of cartoons, but like something out of Alice in Wonderland, Disney Research presents “Botanicus Interacticus”, an interactive music game that uses a houseplant as controller. Simply sink a single wire into the soil and the system turns any plant into an interface – users can touch any part of the plant, or be in proximity. Using the same technology found in smartphone and touch-screen monitors, the game can detect where and how the plant is being manipulated, and change the frequency of the sounds it produces.

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  1. ppilosi August 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Interesting work, but not as innovative as it might sound. Duncan laurie interacted with plants creating sound way way back (http://www.duncanlaurie.com/sounds)

  2. verbal202236 August 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I saw an instillation in March featuring Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt. It was marvelous & I’m upset that Disney believes that they can take all the credit for such lovely original artistic expression.
    http://camraleigh.org/exhibitions/2012born-digital/cam-borndigital-5373w/

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