An experiment between nature and technology, this cyborg hanging garden allowed plants and artificial lights to coexist and coevolve based on people's movements. As visitors approached the installation, the light spectrum changed to enrich the energy provided to the plants' roots while illuminating the garage’s dark space. Placed in the historic Lansdowne street garage, as part of Illuminus Boston and HUBweek, an event that attracted more than 30,000 attendees. Interaction Design: Spyros Ampanavos. Fabrication Assistant: Samuel Golini. Fabrication Consultants: Gregory Elder, John J Biele, George Toloudis. On-site assistance: Greg Macglashing, Ben Bruce, Vien Nguyen. Co-curated: Jutta Friedrichs.
* Photo credits: figures 1 to 7, 13 and top arefrom Dimitris Papanikolaou, 8 to 12, and 14 to 15 from Saurabh Mhatre