On Plant’s Intelligence

Oh well, however nutty might sound, this guy present it with data and charm:

Stefano Mancuso: the roots of plant intelligence

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Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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4 Responses to On Plant’s Intelligence

  1. Lucas says:

    i like the idea of “data and charm” going hand in hand…

  2. info says:

    indeed, we all know how snake oil sells better if offered with a smile.

  3. N.L says:

    In my belief, plants are sensing and sentient. I think more research needs be done on plant communication and its chemical parallels with animal communications.

  4. info says:

    Thank you, yes I also think we as human should broaden our perception of what intelligence and/or communication means.
    Certainly co-habitation and co-evolution is form of exchange, negotiation, compromise and adaptation..

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