GARDEN ELECTRIC

We use electricity all the time, but it's a hidden process contained in plugs and kept behind walls. The garden visualizes your electricity usage through the life and death of its plants.

HOW IT WORKS:
The “garden” is made up of flowers constructed by sculpting and inflating recycled plastic bags and connected to a lamp through a current sensor which reads the amount of power being consumed. This value triggers fans which inflate and deflate the garden as a whole.

When the lamp is turned off and energy is conserved, the garden thrives and stays inflated; when the lamp is on, the garden is placed in a dying state. The Garden Electric invites you to interact with the garden by turning appliances on and off, allowing electricity to take on a tactile form.

Watch videos of the garden in action

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Video 2

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NEWS:

Garden Electric will be at Futuresonic in Manchester, England May 13 - 23


Instructables now available for making your own Wallflowers!

Wallflowers, an iteration of the Garden Electric, was part of the Sustainable Energy Art show at Greylock Arts from Sept 14-Oct 28, 2007. details

Solar One's Citysol festival was a smashing success! Thanks to everyone who came out and played in our garden. check out our photos

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GARDEN PARTNERS:

Megan MacMurray and Angela Pablo are recent graduates of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. They research, tinker and develop creative ways of spreading the word about eco-friendly practices and alternative energy. Contact us

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