Exhibited at the Siggraph 2012 Botanicus Interacticus communicates a new capacitive sensing technology called Touché invented by Ivan Poupyrev / Disney Research in collaboration with Jonas Loh / Studio NAND, Philipp Schoessler and Munehiko Sato.
By using a visual illusion achieved by placing a two-way mirror in front of the display, interactive and generative graphics augment living plants and dynamically change in response to the user interaction with a living plant. The custom software enables to set specific anchor points on splines matching the shape of the plant. The particles move from this spline creating an aurora like impression. A range of real and artificial plants such as bamboo, orchid, cactus and snake plant were explored, where each plant presented its unique interactive and visual character.
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