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TED2019: Bigger Than Us

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Join us for Data Garden Quartet at TED 2019

The music in this installation is generated live from biometrics exhibited by four tropical plants. This data, sourced using a MIDI controller for plants (MIDI Sprout), is translated into music designed to allow listeners to monitor subtle energetic activities in their environment.

So, what are the plants responding to? Well, that’s up for discovery. Plants are responding to stimuli both perceivable and unperceivable to humans. Many visitors have experienced shifts in plant music patterns in sync with thoughts, feelings, actions and intentions. Many notice they feel relaxed after spending time with musical plants.

We invite you to explore your own relationship with plants by feeling the music. Can you tune into the exchange?

TED2019: Bigger Than Us

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … where is this heading? what really matters? is there more I should be doing?

For TED in 2019, we’re joining that search for deeper meaning. We’ll be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future as significantly as any politician, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives, awe-inspiring, mind-expanding creativity and most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for.

Earlier Event: April 12
Lucidity Festival
Later Event: April 24
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