Plant Music is Now Possible Thanks to MIDI Sprout Technology

By: Megan Facciuolo - Published: • References: datagarden.org & walyou
Kickstarter project 'MIDI Sprout' conducts your favorite flowers to play their own plant music. Yes, you read that correctly: this device converts a plant's activities into audio rhythms. The project intends to raise the amount of plant-human interactions. Plants are surprisingly just as perceptive to surroundings as humans are.

The process works through two probes placed on the leaves. The probes measure the plant's electrical currents, and the MIDI Sprout then converts fluctuations into MIDI notes, which actually create tunes. A similar process is used on humans called the galvanic skin response (GSR), which provides insight into humans’ inner emotions.

Horticulturalists already have intimate connections with their gardens, but now they will be happy to know that their plants love them back; because, in fact, plants may have emotions too. Stats for Horticultural-Made Music Trending: This Quarter & Warm
Traction: 718 clicks in 25 w
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Concept: Plant Music
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