“Spore 1.1” by Easterly and Kenyon

  • ©Doug Easterly and Matthew Kenyon

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    Spore 1.1

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    Syracuse University and SUNY Fredonia

Entry Number: 18


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    Spore 1.1 is a physical computing project that creates an ecosystem for a rubber tree plant where conditions for life or death are controlled by monitored fluctuations in the price of Home Depot’s stock. The primary goal of this work was to visually articulate the impact and control that economies of scale have over discrete living organisms. Methods in physical computing were explored as a way of functionally and conceptually representing the cybernetic processes lying at the core of an ecology that is tethered to global economics.


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