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Science Experiment Feeds Plants With Spoken Tweets

Science Experiment Feeds Plants With Spoken Tweets
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We know that a plant needs water and sunlight, but what happens when its life also depends on Twitter?

Serena Chu
  • 16 october 2013

One of the biggest scientific questions is finally being answered: does talking to plants help them grow better and healthier?

“Talk To A Plant” is a social experiment created by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and advertising agency Carmichael Lynch to examine a plant’s responsiveness to human speech. Tweets are processed through a tweet-to-speech technology developed by Carmichael Lynch, and read aloud to one of the plant variables, while the controlled variable is left in silence. The experiment invites Twitter users to take part in busting open the decades old myth.

talk to plant 1

Over the next couple of months, a 24/7 live-stream will document the plant’s growth and the results can be found here. Measurements of plant’s height and chlorophyll color will be indicators of the plant’s reaction to Tweets.

Don’t be shy, and send the plant a tweet, it could be about anything.

Talk to a Plant

 

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