The Stethoscope That Lets Us Listen to Plants: A Project from the Kadar Center at Shenkar Will Be Featured at the 15th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
We’re excited to announce that a project created at the Avraham Kadar Center for Design and Technology at Shenkar will be featured at the 15th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction!
“Plantimus” is a device resembling a stethoscope that produces different sounds when pointed at various plants, thus helping children “hear” the plants. The device will encourage its young users to go out and reflect on our inherent connection with nature and our responsibility toward it.
The device was created in the framework of the interdisciplinary course at the Kadar Center, by students Ofer Asaf (BSc in Polymer Materials Engineering and master’s degree in Design), Ronnie Oren (Department of Visual Communication), and Adam Elezra (Multidisciplinary Art School). It was also presented at the IsraHCI (Human-Computer Interaction Research Conference) conference in Israel.