Pillsbury's time-lapse plants

2022-02-26 22:24

  • Technology can be used to affect change when it enables story telling. When technology is used to uncover human truth, it affects change. When human's speculate about the future of technology, it aborts change. See [[Bionic duckweed]].
  • In 1912 Arthur Clarence Pillsbury recorded time-lapse videos of plants in Yosemite. The plants seem to squirm and dance and jiggle around as they grow. It revealed plants as living, breathing, moving things for the first time in history.
  • 'Pillsbury shows his first film during a conference with the National Parks superintendents, who are moved to unanimous agreement on field preservation by the striking sequences of flowers blooming' - sources:
  • https://serpentine-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/03/Cambio-transcript.pdf