Gallery: Talk To Me Exhibit at MoMA Examines Communication Between Peop...

Many of the objects in the show are clever ideas that give silent everyday things a voice. Botanicalls, a gadget designed by a group of students in 2006 while in NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, lets house plants talk to their owners. The device uses moisture sensors in a plant's soil to send messages that are either tweeted or read allowed on a recording to let its caretaker know when it needs a drink. While Botanicalls is a playful idea, the technology used could be implemented and adapted for a number of situations.

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