Tweet, or the plant dies. That's the basic idea behind this Webby Award winning web experience and social experiment for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. The initiative, called Talk to a Plant, invites everyone in the Twitterverse to help test the myth that talking to a plant helps it grow stronger and healthier. Here's how it works: go to talktoaplant.com and send the plant a message. It's that simple. Tweet about whatever you'd like and a custom tweet-to-speech technology, developed by the agency using an Arduino-based device, will then read your tweet aloud to one of the plants. The other plant, sadly, sits in silence. Play your part by visiting talktoaplant.com or using #talktoaplant. The plant’s life might literally depend on you.
Dave Damman, Marty Senn, Ellie Anderson, Andy Lund