media ecologies : the eco-garden

A roof terras which we want to transform in an electronic and techno-ecological garden. A project for the year 2008.

With the eco-garden project we want to blend the real and the digital in one and the same nature. We will explore how this fusion takes place: examine in a digital way the growth, blossoming and decay of plants while they are submitted to the natural elements as wind, rain, snow, etc.

How can this evolution be generated, controlled, enhanced or imagined in artworks? Is our environment programmable? How does the fusion of natural and artificial matter produce new organisms, new environments, new natures? How does technology animate nature and space, and how do users and programs animate matter?
We explore the implementation of eco-garden-elements into wireless networks, both on micro level as on city level. We research the physical connections between people, programs, sensor-networks and uses of the eco-garden.