Twin flowers ( fleurs jumelles) is a project mixing art, social experiment and tech
- One attracts you to donate ether or bitcoins. For each donation, the plant shiver of excitement. Donations get stored in the duo's wallet until the amount is enough to create a child sculpture, chosen by the community of donors
This project is a creation of Les Usines Louise ( art ) and Xavier Lavayssière ( Code ) inspired by the Plantoid by Primavera de Philippi
We are experimenting in the art financing & community field. Our experiment allows art to be crowdsourced and the community of donors to have a responsibility and a say in further development of the art experiment
Xavier Lavayssière is an entrepreneur, lawyer and coder, passionate about how technology will improve our society.
The Twin flowers entirely relies on open source technology: Raspberry, Arduino & Grove ( for the first prototype), open hardware sensors, ethereum ...
Users give to the twin flowers through an address indicated on the sculpture. This makes them part of the contributors community. They get feedback if the plant is drying out. Once a cap is reached, they can vote to the artist the would like to build a follow up of the initial sculpture.
First design sketch - discussed with Primavera on 12/2 2016 - I understand that I was expecting too much from the plantoid, I was confusing blockchain with artificial intelligence. The Plantoid does not make decision by itself, it relies on humans to make the decisions.
- Fleurs Jumelles will be on display at the woodbine gallery, in Montalk, NY
This project is part of bigger scope: self owning of nature. You can check this interesting project https://hackaday.io/project/11168-smart-forest