We recycled the leftover body of the laptop we used for our 'The History of Computer Art' project. We covered the motherboard with layers of soil mixed with seeds and thus buried the old functionality. But we kept the backlight of the screen providing light to the new creatures. The grass we planted in the soil growed to 20 cm height within 3 days pushing the keyboard keys aside.

The water used to water the grass leaks down to the base level at the motherboard and this enables us to measure the electronic noise recorded by the blades of grass. When someone touches a blade of grass the noise level rapidly rises and modulates the sound composition generated by computer.

What kind of music originates from caressing a computer-plant hybrid? :)



Márton András Juhász