so what you’re supposed to do here is attach biomedical sensors to your plants. then you plug those sensors into this box, which outputs that data as midi so you can use your houseplants to control synthesizers. just what i always wanted
choice quote from the trailer, which is a must-watch:
"We believe in the positive effects of biofeedback art on people. Creating generative electronic music from your houseplants can enhance your awareness of the world around you. Incorporating plants into musical performance can also generate ideas that humans could never produce, providing endless inspiration. This is the beginning of the global DIY biofeedback movement, and we want you to be a part of it."
The electric sensors they use for this were originally designed to measure sympathetic nervous system activity in mammals. Sweat is controlled by the SNS and, since its a liquid, affects conductance on the surface of the skin. Plants don’t have a nervous system and they don’t sweat.
Congrats, dudes. You’re generating noise from water on the surface of plant leaves.
and you could obviously achieve the same effect by attaching the sensors to anything else even slightly electrically conductive. MIDI Sprout: empowering you to tap into to the previously unknown inner music of wet cardboard boxes