This is the first demonstration for "technology+community" and will update more prototypes next spring.
URL: publicdesignworkshop.net/speculativerobotics/HuggableGarden/

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It is a plan for a workshop targeting local adult from gardener to hobbyists who take care of our plant. Huggable Garden is a friendly interface to communicate with our garden. There are several prototypes. They could hug a tree while they water it, they kiss plants to activate motors to make small robots alive, they hold tight a heart symbol to blow balloon to amuse plants, or they record their voice to let plants to listen when wind comes and plants feel lonely.

This is based on our imagination what garden wants and how we can express our love with direct action to garden. Specially plants are living organism, so we believe motional caring applies for plants as well as emotional caring.

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