“Plant-in City makes so much sense, especially in the midst of the adrenaline rush of New York City where technology becomes addictive as people use it to manage their time and information,” says gallery owner Mark Miller. “This is a visionary idea turned into a practical reality for any type of home or business, and certainly for my gallery.”
Plant-in City: An Interactive Architecture for 21st Century Plants
At the Mark Miller Gallery Nov. 15th – Dec. 15th , 2012
“…an example of really elegant mass customization; it marries the physical, digital, and natural worlds.” – Wired Magazine
“…equal parts art, science experiment, and high design.” – Core77
“…incorporates intelligent architecture, a stunning design and advanced computer technology.” – Good Magazine
New York, NY (October 23, 2012) – After a successful crowd sourced Kickstarter fundraising campaign in July 2012, Plant-in City is ready to make their global debut as a large scale and site-specific art installation at the Mark Miller Gallery, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The interactive, architectural 21st century terrariums of Plant-in City draw visitors into an immersive environment where plant life is enhanced by technology, and a dialogue with humans is amplified. The main level of the gallery will play host to a sculptural colony of 65 high-tech stackable boxes, which house the plants and act as an interface for human communication.
Through a series of embedded sensors and sound systems, the audience will listen to the plants’ well being as they explore the installation. Visitors will also be able to view current environmental data and perform irrigation of plants from a smartphone.
Plant-in City at the Mark Miller Gallery
Nov. 15th – Dec.15th, 2012
Opening event Nov. 14th from 7pm – 9pm