A speculative project that explores tangible human-plant interactions to reconnect with nature.
Bio-Interfaces is an exploratory and speculative project that facilitates tangible interactions through plants as mediating interfaces. It explores how every human’s inherent biophilia can be utilised to enable further opportunities for human-plant communication and connection. The project consists of a series of experiments looking into various manifestations of tangible human-plant interactions, documented in a Catalogue of Making. These experiments culminate in two prototypes: the first being ‘human+plant+axidraw’, where initiated touch with the plant results in a machine-drawn physical sketch. The second is ‘cellular automata’, a prototype in which each plant is given a screen medium to express itself and react to human-instigated touch through intricate algorithmic patterns. Ultimately, ‘Bio-Interfaces’ invites you to imagine what communication between plants and humans can look like in a future where nature and technology can converge for the greater good, and how poetic and nurturing mindsets towards nature be encouraged and sustained.