A breathing plant installation creating unusual sensations

Zoe RomanoJuly 10th, 2014

uncanny - breathing plant

Arduino community on Gplus is pretty active and many people share their experiments, projects and prototypes to receive comments and tips. Yongho Jeong from Seul (South Korea) published a video called Uncanny, a breathing plant installation creating unusual sensations and made with Arduino Uno + air pump:

The uncanny (German: Das Unheimliche, “the opposite of what is familiar”) is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be both familiar yet alien at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange.  //
The subject of this project is interaction between human and plant. My First thought is that Do plants breathe like we human do? I was amazed after learning that plants breathe and that their breathing is very similar to ours. So I want to show that plants breaths llike human do and reacting to touch of human.

Watch the plant in action below and explore Jeong blog  for the other technical details.

 

2 Responses to “A breathing plant installation creating unusual sensations”

  1. smartysat7 Says:

    Uncanny, good thought and kudos to the developer(s). I have a doubt here, isn’t the planet should be lighting the red color all the time. Because the device is placed inside the mud and there is an interaction between the plant and the device all the time.

  2. alizip Says:

    very good thank