Botanical interface design-creative kits, tools, and methods

Hiroya Tanaka, Satoshi Kuribayashi

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6 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, we introduce our framework called "Botanical Computing", which is one of the hybridizations between natural plants and electronic computing system. It can open a door to invent new types of bio-interactive arts/designs and explore potentials for stimulating our sensibility and cultivating our creativity. Both local and remote communications can be considered for the world-wide botanical computing. Hybrid gardening, hybrid cultivating, hybrid agriculture, interactive flower arrangement/bonsai, remote floral arts are also in our scope. We have developed the versatile creative environment for Botanical Computing, which is composed of Plant Database, Monitoring Software and I/O Device Kits. They have been designed for ordinary people to "create" original hybrid circuits in the DIY (Do It Yourself) style. Furthermore, our environment is also available for educational use. People can learn more about both plants' mechanisms and computational logic concurrently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE'07
Number of pages8
Edition531 CP
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE'07 - Ulm, Germany
Duration: 2007 Sept 242007 Sept 25

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
Number531 CP


Other3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE'07


  • Botanical computing
  • Design and creation
  • Interactive systems
  • Plant
  • User interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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