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The Talking Plants: an Interactive System for Grassroots Urban Food-Growing Communities

Heitlinger, S.; Bryan-Kinns, N. and Jefferies, Janis K.. 2014. The Talking Plants: an Interactive System for Grassroots Urban Food-Growing Communities. In: , ed. CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, pp. 459-462. ISBN 978-1-4503-2474-8 [Book Section]

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We describe The Talking Plants, an accessible, intuitive and enjoyable interactive system for learning about plants: how to care for and prepare them, their medicinal and health qualities, and their histories. It was developed at Spitalfields City Farm, a community farm in inner east London. Visitors can approach the plants and use a watering-can augmented with RFID technology to hear them talk. The plant voices come from staff and volunteers, reflecting the diversity of the farm. The Talking Plants was developed as part of a wider research project that looks at sustainable HCI within the context of grassroots urban food-growing communities.

Item Type:

Book Section

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574792

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

18357

Date Deposited:

17 May 2016 13:17

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 10:33

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18357

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