Comments on: a cyborg arboretum http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/ the herculez gomez of architecture blogs Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:37:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 By: after the ecopalypse: cyborg plants | THE STATE http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-502742 Sat, 12 May 2012 17:20:05 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-502742 […] are just two example of a new breed of entities that are being called cyborg plants. A fascinating post at the ever-wonderful m.ammoth outlines a rudimentary taxonomy for this class of objects. […]

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By: A lustre of charm | things magazine http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-218801 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:01:51 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-218801 […] treasure hunting on Oak Island, how a sink hole (?) tricked generations of treasure hunters / the cyborg arboretum / hooray for Herb Lester and their new Nature Notes / What should spaceships look […]

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By: gonzalez jimenez http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-173361 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 01:31:39 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-173361 I would not reckon that we should be arriving in loincloths made of dingo skin, quite as good as were that will decide on. The instant we understand might be real value the education, put on weight fabulous.

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By: Arquitectura Verde « Karakenio: un tipo de Caracas http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-54444 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:48:07 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-54444 […] 18.- cyborg arboretum http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum […]

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By: 50 posts sur les cyborgs http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-35121 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 08:53:14 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-35121 […] vue de tous les articles publiés.Par exemple, ce que voyez sur votre droite est un extrait d'un article sur des plantes cyborgs. Cela s'appelle "Plantas Nomadas". Créé par l'artiste Gilberto Esparza, il s'agit d'un […]

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By: Wearable Ethics | Quiet Babylon http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-33248 Fri, 01 Oct 2010 07:09:22 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-33248 […] This post was co-written by myself and Rob Holmes who is one half of the excellent Mammoth. You may recall Rob from earlier in the series, when he wrote about cyborg plants. […]

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By: Prosthetics are not just for mammals anymore « My Name Is Legion http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-29976 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:05:23 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-29976 […] article about cyborg plants is full of all sorts of potential scifi goodness. Cyborg Plant consists of a simple avocado plant […]

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By: rholmes http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-29695 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:35:04 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-29695 I guess it might be ridiculous to think that bioluminescence is a plausible alternative to electric urban lighting (though I want to believe that it’s an idea whose beauty is so obvious that it will bring itself into existence through sheer necessity, like a medieval proof for God), but the bioluminescent garden seems quite plausible. (Wealthy, eccentric, and brilliant geneticists: I have a great idea for your backyards.)

Looking forward to hearing about the kudzu. (Having spent most of my youth in the South, I have a special fondness for kudzu.)

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By: rholmes http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-29693 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:29:53 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-29693 Reminds me of David Benque’s Acoustic Botany, which Geoff posted a month or so ago, and which I tried to find a reason to include but ended up excluding. Though I perhaps could have squeaked it in under the “biological imitation of a technology” category.

Obviously, the “Sixes Last” video fits the cyborg theme even better.

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By: Geoff Manaugh http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-29620 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:53:57 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-29620 One idea that came up during a course on blackouts I was teaching last spring was the possibility of using bioluminescent plantlife as a kind of post-oil urban lighting strategy—a ridiculous idea, of course, but one with pretty amazing aesthetic possibilities, as your post implies here. Upscaling bioluminescence to the infrastructural level might not work, but perhaps bioluminescent private gardens are just over the horizon?

But I’ve been meaning to post about the somewhat threatening possibility of bioluminescent kudzu: that is, rapidly reproducing invasive species that glow outside of human control, filling suburbs and empty parking lots and highway medians and forests with an unstoppable new source of light. Like something out of Tolkien, it takes over the forests of the world till every tree is a chandelier. Local conservation groups launch bioluminescent kudzu harvesting raids—etc. etc.

Anyway, great post, and maybe I’ll write the bioluminescent kudzu thing soon…

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By: Alexander Trevi http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2010/09/a-cyborg-arboretum/comment-page-1/#comment-29615 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:33:45 +0000 http://m.ammoth.us/blog/?p=3646#comment-29615 http://www.1stavemachine.com/#/watch-video/project008

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