Plant-in City For Humankind @ Openhouse Gallery NYC

 “It started from a simple idea: Can we water our plants remotely with our iPhones while traveling or off site?” de Llarena says. “We live in a ‘there’s an app for that’ age, so we wanted to explore how we can use technology to improve our relationship with plants.” Designers Huy Bui, Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena, and Jon Schramm have created a system to make your relationship with them easier. Their system, called Plant-In City, proposes to house your greenery in elegant structures that wrap them in a field of sensors to help you monitor their health.

Plant-In City is a modular series of frames that can be combined to create a customised plant habitat. There are three basic frame types — soil, water, and light-to suit your specific variety of shrub. Each type comes in a variety of sizes, meaning your habitat can range from a single box to a stackable riot of greenery. To this basic infrastructure, Plant-In City adds a variety of Arduino-powered sensors to monitor the plants and their environment. This in turn connects to the web, allowing you to care for your plants from the office or from a remote Caribbean island.

Published by MY SMALL STORY

Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari's, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.

One thought on “Plant-in City For Humankind @ Openhouse Gallery NYC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: