The Fruit Computer Laboratory
The Fruit Computer Laboratory consists
in an open laboratory that investigates the construction of an organic
computer whose binary system is made by two different types of fruits.
We considered lemons for making the zeros and tangerines for making the
ones. Adding drops of lemon increases the acidity while adding drops of
tangerine reduces it. As long as there is a diference, an arbitrary
binary system can be created.
The lab was set-up in Medialab Prado during the
international workshop interactivos? garage science.
Special thanks go to Andreas Puck, Yago Torroja, Johanna
Villamil, Kelly Andres, Marc Dusseiller, Andy Gracie, Marcos
García, Laura Fernandez and many others who
collaborated in the lab.
The laboratory was set-up for a second time during one week in the
Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis in Bogotá.
Intervew with Régine Debatty for we-make-money-not-art