How can interactions with natural objects and interactive infographics help to understand complex topics?
Trees do not have a consciousness like we humans do.
complex exchange processes in the forest between trees and other
living beings are difficult to imagine.
Natural objects become
through different sensors and an
internal chemical processes,
while interactions represent
Two processes take place in the forest.
between trees and fungi and
warning signal transmission between trees.
1. Nutrient exchange
shines on the largest and oldest trees in the forest.
They produce a lot of sugar through
which they do not need entirely for themselves.
The trees pass the
excess sugar on to fungi.
The fungi absorb various
nutrients from the soil via their mycelium.
In return for the sugar,
they deliver the tree's nutrients and an
with other trees.
2. Warning signal transmission
attack a tree, it produces
These are dispersed through the air and trigger
tannin production in other trees.
That makes the leaves inedible
for the insects and
protects the rest of the forest from them.
The model consists of
two hand-sized boxes.
Each circular cut-out shows a natural material.
When one covers the leaves by hand, no light falls on the
glucose production in the infographic stops.
tapping the bark,
the visualization shows the
release of stress hormones.
could be used in a setting of an exhibition.
control interactive infographics
to make complex connections