Category Ecology

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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 […]

How do plants emit voltages + Plant-e

This has been puzzling me for a while… I have recently found out that the emission of electrons are a waste product  from bacteria found in the plants roots. The bacteria breakdown organic matter produced by a plant from the photosynthesis process . This first made me questions that I might be wrong about all […]

Closed Ecosystems: Terrariums

A Terrarium is a vivarium for smaller land animals, especially reptiles, amphibians, or terrestrial invertebrates, typically in the form of a glass-fronted case. A sealed transparent globe or similar container in which plants are grown I have been thinking about active environments and how my installation isn’t very active. A plants natural environment is full […]

How to build a terrarium    

BioSymphony Final Submission Pitch

Conceptual ideas and things that are important to me   Environmental issues need to be addressed Feel it should be in a subtle way My way of doing this is with the sonogram or by a visual output     How will it be subtle? The sonogram (or visual element) will overdub itself slowly and […]

Building a Plant Sound Recording Machine: Recipe 1

Plant reading machine Recipe 1   make the non-inverted configuration. You will need: an LM741 some resistors aurdino a bread board max/msp     you may also need: A potentiometer, AKA  a pot ( a potentiometer is variables)   You will need to know how much gain to configure an op amp with. You will […]

Field Day at Roath Lake

          Today I went to Roath Lake to start my experiments. This  was  to read what voltages were coming out  of the plant/trees/surroundings. I add surroundings  into this because it wasn’t until I got half way round I realised that actually there must be so many other factors and elements that […]