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.
The exhibition was developed in collaboration with TheGreenEyl & Christian Riekoff