2007 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Cybotanomy is an area of study that I have composed, describing the convergence of cybernetics and botanical research with autonomous robotics. The Cybotanomy Project is an artificial environment for living plants, which navigates through a given space according to a plant's need for air and light to support photosynthesis. The project is intended to address issues in accelerated habitat decay and the social acclimation of botanicals into synthetic ecosystems. The Cybotanomical specimen is given the means to explore physical space, seek out light, open and close its windows to the world and engage with the human realm of living. The work created under this research will be suitable for exhibition in centers for science and technology, natural history museums, and cultural institutions.
botany; cybernetics; robotics; botanical cyborg; electrocardiogram; chatbot; artificial intelligence; biometrics; biodata; human-computer interaction