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Elowan: A plant-robot hybrid

Elowan Images (Credit: Harpreet Sareen. License: CC-BY 4.0) Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is interfaced with a robotic extension that drives it toward light. Plants are electrically active systems. They get bio-electrochemically excited and …

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Inside “The Laughing Room”

interactive installation at Cambridge Public Library, was shown live on monitors at Hayden Library and streamed online.Still photos courtesy of metaLAB (at) Harvard. By Brigham Fay “The Laughing Room,” an interactive art installation by author, illustrator, and MIT graduate student Jonathan “Jonny” Sun, looks like a typical living room: couches, armchairs, …

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