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A plant writes a blog

Unfortunately, it's a Japanese plant so I can't understand what it says, but it certainly challenges the boundaries of blogging! :-D

Check it out here.

This is for real, by the way - I read about it in BBC:
A potted plant at a cafe near Tokyo, Japan is entertaining customers by writing a regular blog about its feelings.

It is the work of a university engineer who has been studying how to communicate with plants.

He devised a sensor which he attached to the plant named "Midori-san" that measures bio-electric signals. These are converted into data by a computer next the plant and then translated into Japanese in the form of a blog.

The plant's latest entry reads: "It was cloudy today. It was a cold day." (BBC)


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Cyren on :

Well, I suppose it does challenge the conceptions and boundaries of blogging at the same time though, there have been pet blogs where people BLOG for their pets so why not a plant blog. However, the difference here is that with pet blogs, people "assume" the feelings of the pets and write them down.

With this plant blog, at least the "words" or "emotions" belong to the plant itself. It's not that far-fetched really. There've been countless of studies regarding the possibility that plants react to the world via empathy.

But it sure is interesting! I wish I could read Japanese.

Peace Out

QuaChee on :

heya just read about this too. so cool heh. i wonder what the other plants around the globe are saying! :-)

julian on :

Cyren - well, I'm not sure how many feelings plants have, but I guess the question is how does the engineer person 'translate' the "bio-electric signals" from the plant...

QuaChee - Hehe, maybe they're saying 'Stop polluting us!!'

hweicheng on :

I'm not sure how accurate is this..... cos I'm not too convinced by it... And sounds kinda freaky too! LOL

julian on :

Ya it's weird...

Pixeldoll on :

Oh too bad, I'd thought of becoming blog buddies with it

julian on :

You could try a link exchange :-)

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