Midori, The Blogging Plant. 今日の緑さん

9 10 2008

Yes. You read it right. The plant blogs.

今日の緑さん  (Midori San Today)
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Bowls cafe in Japan is home to Midori-san, the blogging plant. The interface and software was created by Kayac co, Ltd., and Midori san, a Sweetheart Hoya, has started blogging since about a week ago.  She blogs about weather, random stuff, thanks people who give her chances to photosynthesize, and even random fortune.
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So. How does this really work? This system uses sensors to get faint electric signals, from the surroundings. It changes with temperature, vibration, humidity, movement, magnetism, etc. So basically, Midori-san would “know” if something happens to be near her. These are then loosely translated to data about Midori-san’s surroundings, and then posted up on the blog. Here’s Midori’s post for today, translated by yours truly.
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There’s more! Their site has a widget you can use to give Midori san some lighty-love by clicking on it, and typing a nickname. When you’ve done that, it shows a live webcam view of Midori in real time! cool no?

Man. Midori-san sure got the good life~ I’m sure plants all around the world are green with envy.

First a Mind reading game, then now a blogging plant. what will they come up with next? 😀 I’m just shaking with excitement!

Taken from Midori’s blog, Kayac co, Ltd. and Bowls.