Process

some thoughts on how to structure this now:

[x] getting feedback from a plant
[ ] build a pH sensor
[ ] build a BNC shield für pH sensor
[ ] build a drip (nutrition || slightly acid/alcalic water)
[ ] grow mycelium
[ ] ???
[ ] define modules for interaction/transmission

Reading Strain Gauge Scales with Arduino | Deferred Procrastination

Wheatstone Bridge

TIL wheatstone bridges are actually quite cool

a wheatstone bridge is able to pick even small changes in resistance on very low-current systems (e.g. plants). so a clip which is measuring/dividing voltage on a leaf is able to detect even micro-amp changes by breathing.

http://cargocollective.com/gutonobrega (Projects: Breathing / Equilibrium)

Wheatstone-bridge-1

http://www.1010.co.uk/org/biologic.html

Pflanzen unter Strom – bild der wissenschaft

US-Forscher haben eine einfache Methode entdeckt, mit der sich die Produktion nützlicher Substanzen in Pflanzen steigern lässt: Man setzt die Gewächse unter Strom. Schon drei Stunden bei 10 Milliampere reichen beispielsweise aus, Erbsenpflanzen dazu zu bringen, die Produktion eines natürlichen Antipilzmittels auf das 13-Fache zu erhöhen. In Zukunft könnten auf diese Weise medizinische Wirkstoffe, Pestizide oder andere kommerziell wichtige Pflanzenstoffe günstiger hergestellt werden als bisher, glauben die Forscher. Sie betonen, dass die Behandlung sehr schonend sei: In den Versuchsreihen habe keine Pflanze durch die Elektrotherapie Schaden genommen.. Artikel aus dem Bereich Pharmazie

Quelle: Pflanzen unter Strom – bild der wissenschaft

▶ Mycorrhizal fungi for growing vegetables – YouTube

Schautafeln

Hardmood’s Zoanthroid

Felix is definetely one of my early inspirations.

i could make the connection from his Zoanthroid with WILD&TAME, throwing in Tether for good measure, maybe Sensopoda and of course The Assembly.

What am I trying to say here?
In his Meisterschüler project, Felix Beck wanted to do „something with sea urchins“. He built a hybrid media object, that would be classified in the animalia kingdom as a anthozoa.
The way he presents his project really inspired and provoked some thoughts I had. Back then, working on WILD&TAME and only being presented with Felix‘ work, the W&T project got a new drift and was converted from being a mere simple toy and upgraded to a (more or less) proper artefact of a story.
Tho it never got the proper documentation treatment (wall charts like in biology books) it was sufficient enough.

In Tether, networking was a huge topic. How do we connect everyday objects and what do we want from the Internet of Things. Excursion into this field. Working on a style, getting materials to know.

Sensopoda: Rapid-prototyping, material studies, working on style and putting in some subtle nods towards the zoanthroid by putting a camera assistant tool in the order of Octopoda.

The Assembly: Robots + Algorithms, Nature + Staging = Storytelling
In Assembly it made the most sense to me. Combining staged photography of (ded) animals and so called giphoscopes as substitutes for display, one could explore the space inbetween what the picture was saying and what the giphoscopes was trying to show you.

If I now take from every project a bit, follow my ongoing traing of thoughts over the years and put my aquired skills together, I think this is where you will find my thesis‘ end product then.

Coherent storytelling, critical aspects, physical objects that will have function and maybe a bit of staging magic, to give it a spin.

Kingdoms

Inside of the Domain Eukarya, we can find seperate kingdoms:

* Kingdom Fungi or fungi
Examples:

Saccharomycotina – includes true yeasts
Basidiomycota – includes blue oyster mushrooms

* Kingdom Plantae or plants
Examples:

Bryophyta – mosses
Magnoliophyta – flowering plants

* Kingdom Animalia or animals
Examples:

Arthropoda – includes insects, arachnids, and crustaceans
Chordata – includes vertebrates and, as such, human beings

* Kingdom Chromalvaeolate – a group of eukaryotes that represent descent from an organism that had an endosymbiosis between a line related to a bikont and a red alga. However, the monophyly of this group is challenged.

the plantae kingdom is already using the fungi kingdom. the animal kingdom has to catch up!

Eukaryotes

Eukaryotes belong to the taxon Eukarya or Eukaryota. The defining feature that sets eukaryotic cells apart from prokaryotic cells (Bacteria and Archaea) is that they have membrane-bound organelles, especially the nucleus, which contains the genetic material, and is enclosed by the nuclear envelope.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eukaryote

Three-Domain System

on this so called earth there are three domains of life.

The diversity of life is truly amazing, but all living organisms do share certain similarities. All living organisms can replicate, and the replicator molecule is DNA. As well, all living organisms contain some means of converting the information stored in DNA into products used to build cellular machinery from fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Three Domains of Life @ berkeley.edu

we are all somehow connected by using DNA as a information storage, but humans have a monopoly on sharing information digitally. the internet in it’s basic form is only accessible to us bipedal evolved monkeys from the eukaryota domain.

sharing at least digital information with or through others is one my goals.

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