GROWING CHARACTERS

“...It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the tip of the radical thus endowed, and having the power of directing the movements of the adjoining parts, acts like the brain of one of the lower animals…”.

* Charles Darwin, The power of movements in plants, 1880.

 

It's already possible to change the color, taste and texture of fruits and vegetables. But what if we take Darwin's writings literally? What if we acknowledge the roots as the brain of the plants? What would happen if we try to shape their roots in order to form their characters?

A speculative design scenario on growing characters.

 

 

glass vessels, 3d printed cases in compostable PLA, avocado and oak nuts, water

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