Category Ecology

Ancient Fossilised Forest

385Million year old fossilised forest found in Cairo, New York. The root system has been fossilised in the fossil soil – that is also known as paleosol. I think this is really fascinating to see how plants root systems have developed and how they have left their imprint in the environment. Natural environmental art. I […]

Katie Paterson – Future Library (2014 – 2114)

The Future Library is a project designed by artist Katie Paterson. What I think is so interesting about Katies work is that she is able to condense such large concepts about space and time within her art to make them simple to see and understand. The forest is based in Nordmarka, a forest region north […]

Botany Definitions

I’m going to be adding definitions as I come upon them throughout this semester Hypha:is a long, branching filamentous structure of a fungus. ,Hyphae are the main mode of vegetative growth, and are collectively called a mycelium. Leaf Morphology: Leaf structure Plant Anatomy. The study of the tissue and cell structure of organs Plant […]

Phytoremediation + Buckminsterfullerene + Geodesic Domes

Phytoremediation is a treatment process that is used when a soil or an environment has become polluted. It uses living plants to clean up the infected area – this could be soil, air, water. It is official defined as ‘the use of green plants and the associated microorganisms, along with proper soil amendments and agronomic […]

Don’t Anthropomorphize – Phytomorphize!

‘To learn what else they’re capable of, we have to stop anthropomorphizing plants, said Baldwin, who is now at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and try instead to think like them, to phytomorphize ourselves. Imagining what it’s like to be a plant, he said, will be the way to understand how and why they […]

Plant communication: Scent/Volatiles

  There are many reasons why plants release scents. The main reason being to attract wanted insects to said plant to help with pollination this can also be seen as a way to communicate with insects and maybe humans  too – it is another form of language in a way Looking at the different ways […]

Article: Micro-Photosynthetic Power Cells

Coral Reefs + Algae +Sound

After looking at plants for quite an intensive few months I think I need a bit of a break from that.  I am still really interested in the Plant sounds and really want to develop the BioSymphony further but I think I need to take a new perspective on it, or focus on a new […]

Installation Plant Sounds

Although it has become obvious to me that the sound of of the installation have become slightly secondary within the project. Now I am more focused on the sound…. which is probably a good thing… For me, one of the questions I am really battling against is the notion of aesthetic environments and how ambient […]

MIDI- Sprout Opening + Testing

  The MIDI Sprout has arrived!   The MIDI Sprout comes with an adapter that allows me to connect it up to my phone and use the MIDI Sprout app or I can input straight into my computer just like MIDI controller. These instructions are useful: MIDI Sprout Instructions     I placed the sensors […]