Sunday, 12 October 2008
World's First Blogging House Plant
Kamakura is a little town in Japan, about thirty miles south-west of Tokyo, and is home to the Hachimangu Shrine, and this wonderful statue of the Buddha.
It's also the home to Bowls Cafe, and Midori-san, the blogging houseplant.
The weak bioelectric current flowing across the surface of Midori-san's leaves responds to changes in the immediate environment, such as temperature, humidity, vibration, and nearby human activity.
Local software company KAYAC has developed software to translate the plant's awareness into Japanese sentences, which are then posted on Midori-san's blog.