Now your house plant can use Twitter! Botanicalls was propagated with the use of contemporary technology to open the lines of communication between humans and plants. The purpose of this technology was to promote successful inter-species dissemination. Botanicalls Classic allows plants to correlate with humans through “common human communication protocols”. Once your plant is placed in the Botanicalls network, it can call, text, or twitter when it requires water, light or nourishment.
The Botanicalls technology and network was conceived by Rob Faludi, Kate Hartman, and Kati London. The team has developed kits which participants could purchase and assemble in order to initiate contact and start the inter-species discourse. On the Botanicalls website, instructions are listed in order to assist with the assembly process. It is interesting to see how the communication platforms and devices which we utilize to correspond with each other can also be used to connect with plant life. It is stated that “People who are unsure of their ability to effectively care for growing things are given visual and aural clues using common human methods of communication.”
It would be interesting to see how this technology will cultivate and eventually be used to help humans better comprehend and communicate with animal life. Eventually further expanding inter-species understanding.