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some pictures of siggraph 2009 on flickr

“Hylozoic Soil is an interactive geo-textile mesh that senses human occupants and responds with air movement. Machine intelligence is embedded within networks of micro-controllers that coordinate arrays of capacitance and proximity sensors. Kinetic actuators are used to create a diffuse peristaltic pumping that pulls air and organic matter through the occupied space. The primitive cycles of opening, clamping, filtering and digesting in the artificial assembly are affected by some of the same natural forces that make a coral reef work. Building upon simple motions embedded within individual elements, accumulated actions produce turbulent wave-like reactions.”