2013, computer, camera, microcontroller, motor controllers, vibration motors, plants, watering system.
Physis is an installation that embodies the movement of a digital agent in a bed of plants.

Using an overhead camera, the position and movement of visitors is tracked and provided to the digital agent.

The digital agent reacts to presence and movement of visitors by moving away from them to less populated areas of the plant bed.

This movement is made manifest by a matrix of vibration motors attached to the base of each plant, which gently vibrate each plant on the projected path of the digital agent.

Photos by Marina Rosso