November 24, 2006
Wearable fruit fly farm
The Fruit Fly Farm by Laura Beloff is built as a wearable object for people to adopt and carry around. It is a personal “pet” and wearable system with a public access via mobile phone.
The Fruit Fly Farm is embedded with a cameraphone, which is observing the fly nest.
Anyone from the public can access the phone camera by sending a sms to the piece. This will trigger the camera to capture an image.
The image will be sent back as a reply and also uploaded to a dedicated website where one can see all the uploaded images observing the fly nest.
The sent sms-messages (comments) will be displayed on the website with the image. It is also possible to set the work to automatically capture an image in 60min. intervals and upload it to the website.
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