S. Podophyllum Receives the "Critique of Pure Reason"
Plant, desk lamp, micro controller
12 x 12 x 12 in

Table lamp modified to "blink out" the bitstream of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason." Each character of the original text transmitted to S. podophyllum as a series of light/dark flashes, e.g.:

H ↣ 01001000 ↣ Off/On/Off/Off/On/Off/Off/Off

The process is repeated indefinitely. Over time, the information of the book is woven into S. podophyllum as its sole source of energy.

Finding Myself
Thermal printer, distance sensor, micro controller
12 x 12 x 36 in

System that measures and prints its own distance from the nearest wall on a looped roll of thermal paper. Eventually, due to repeated printing, the data dissolves into a solid black line.