Uploaded on Mar 26, 2008
This art installation allowed anyone on the internet to view and
interact with a remote garden filled with living plants. Users could
plant, water, and monitor the progress of seedlings via the tender
movements of an industrial robot arm.
The Telegarden was first exhibited at the Interactive Media Festival in
Los Angeles in August 1995, where it won the Kobe Prize. In August, 1996,
it moved to the Ars Electronica Center in Austria, where it was on exhibit
and available 24 hours a day for eight years (through August 2004).
Co-directors: Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley) and Joseph Santarromana (UC
Irvine) Project Team: George Bekey, Steven Gentner, Rosemary Morris,
Carl Sutter, Jeff Wiegley, Erich Berger (AEC)