The research adventure of media artist sam smiley, who goes to the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden in search of Japanese Knotweed. Interview with Rogier Von Vugt, head of Greenhouses at the Hortus Botanicus.
What is a weed? looking for feedback on concept, coding, images font. Data collected by Lena Munday at the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) conference Portland, Oregon on 7-10 February 2011 with permission of participants. Edited by sam smiley.
this is a musical piece that is made out of the dried remains Japanese knotweed (Fallopia Japonica). It was created in a knotweed stand in Provincetown, Massachusetts as part of a Japanese Knotweed Harvest Festival.
This video uses primary source documents, historical artifacts, interviews, and experimental video and audio to tell the story of C.E. and Lillie Pleas, who introduced Kudzu to the continental Americas in the early 1900's. This video sheds some light on Kudzu's amazing growth and use in the United States, prior to its being considered an "Invasive Species". It is narrated by C.E. Pleas' great great grandniece, Betty Pleas Taylor, and her husband John Taylor and produced by sam smiley with assistance from Lisa Gordon.