Cyborg Bloom

Year: 2017
Funded by UVA Digital Art Fellowship
Digital art installation

Cyborg Bloom is a cybernetic machine that challenges the illusory boundary between ecology and technology. Temperature, humidity, light, and infrared sensors produce data that determines the LED rings’ behavior. The machine consists of two kinds of feedback mechanisms. First, sunlight, temperature, and moisture decide baseline behaviors. Second, a feedback mechanism exists between LED light and luminosity sensors. When LED pulses, the changing ambient light feeds back to light sensors, adjusting LEDs’ behavior. The positive feedback loop between the machines drives the machines to produce emergent behaviors.