Professor Hiroshi Ishii from the MIT Media Lab suggested that we should consider the concept of “impedance matching” from the world of electronics engineering and to appropriately select information to show in the ambient display. The matching of information should take into consideration the semantic, metaphorical and iconic connections to the plant-based system, but also the inherent properties such as the speed of the color change.
This project was one of the projects exploring living media. Please have a look at our project on glowing bacteria as a living ambient display!
Publications related to the Babbage Cabbage
Owen Noel Newton Fernando, Adrian David Cheok, Tim Merritt, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Nimesha Ranasinghe, Inosha Wickrama, Kasun Karunanayaka (2009): Babbage Cabbage: Biological Empathetic Media, VRIC Laval Virtual Proceedings, April 22-26, 2009, Laval, France. pp. 363-366.
Merritt, T., Cheok, A.D., O.N.N. Fernando, Peiris, R.L., Fernando, C.L., Empathetic Biological Media. Workshop “Programming reality: from transitive materials to organic user interfaces”. The 27th Annual CHI Conference, Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2009 (Boston, MA, USA, April 4 – 5, 2009). http://ambient.media.mit.edu/transitive/chi2009papers/merritt09.pdf
A.D. Cheok, R.T.K.C. Tan, T. Merritt, O.N.N. Fernando, Y.P. Sen and D.T.K. Nguyen. 2008. Empathetic Living Media. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS 2008, February 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 465-473.
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