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MIDI Sprout allows plants to control audio and video synthesizers in real time.
MIDI Sprout allows plants to control audio and video synthesizers in real time.
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MIDI Sprout - Biodata Sonification Device

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    THANK YOU! - You are seeing and building the future of music and interspecies collaboration.

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    DATA GARDEN QUARTET ALBUM - Download a two-hour album of music generated by tropical plants at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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    ANY DATA GARDEN ALBUM. Your choice of a digital download of any album from the Data Garden catalog.

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    DATA GARDEN POSTER
    Your choice of one of two posters
    Data Garden Quartet - by Alex Tyson or
    The Switched-On Garden by The Heads of State

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    TWO PLANTABLE ALBUMS - Your choice of any two Plantable Albums from Data Garden's catalog. Download the music from a code on the back of the album art. Plant the art and watch it grow into flowers.

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    DATA GARDEN T-SHIRT - Look good when attending a concert featuring your favorite plants on stage. Be that person who wears the shirt to the show. It's ok. Plants don't judge.

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    T-SHIRT + POSTER + ALBUM Your choice of one of four t-shirts + one of two posters + one of 12 plantable albums!

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    MIDI SPROUT KIT + T-SHIRT. Make plant music and look good doing it. Free shipping in the US. Add $5 for international orders.

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    MIDI SPROUT 1.0 - Plant biorhythm to MIDI converter, fully built and housed in a molded corn plastic case. Connect it to your plant and your synth and listen to the music of nature! Free shipping in the US. Add $5 for international orders.

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    MIDI SPROUT 1.0 + T-SHIRT - Plant biorhythm to MIDI converter, fully built and housed in a molded corn plastic case. Connect it to your plant and your synth and listen to the music of nature while wearing your Data Garden shirt! Free shipping in the US. Add $5 for international orders.

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    MIDI SPROUT 1.0 and USB to MIDI Interface - Plant biorhythm to MIDI converter. Connect your MIDI Sprout to your computer and listen to the music of nature through your favorite MIDI software! Free shipping in the US. Add $5 for international orders.

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    MIDI SPROUT 1.0 and iOS to MIDI Interface Connect your MIDI Sprout to your iPhone or iPad and listen to the music of nature through your favorite iOS synthesizer app.

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    MIDI SPROUT 1.0, USB to MIDI INTERFACE + SHIRT- Plant biorhythm to MIDI converter. Connect your MIDI Sprout to your computer and listen to the music of nature through your favorite MIDI software! Free shipping in the US. Add $5 for international orders.

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    MIDI SPROUT DEVELOPER KIT - Get the MIDI Sprout kit before anyone else. Your early adoption of this technology will help us to develop our Frequently Asked Questions for future users. Add $5 for international orders. Batteries not included.

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    MIDI SPROUT JAM PACK -
    MIDI Sprout 1.0 + Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano MIDI + MIDI Cable. Plug your plant into the MIDI Sprout and into your Pocket Piano MIDI and YOU HAVE COSMIC MUSIC!

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    PERFORMANCE PACK - MIDI Sprout 1.0, Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano MIDI, MIDI to USB interface, USB cable and 2 MIDI cables. Plug your plant into the MIDI Sprout, into your MIDI interface and into your computer. Scale and put effects on your MIDI before sending it back to your Pocket Piano MIDI and YOU HAVE EXTREMELY HARMONIOUS COSMIC MUSIC!

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    WORKSHOP PACK - Parts and instructions to assemble 10 MIDI Sprout kits. Use this for a class or workshop on biodata sonification. (Add $50 for international shipping)

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    PERSONIFIED PACK - MIDI Sprout 1.0, SubPac tactile bass technology, Sennheiser HD280 headphones and a MIDI to USB interface. Take your experience of biofeedback to the next level. Feel the bass from the SubPac run through your body as you monitor the sounds of nature.

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    EDUCATOR PACK - Parts for 20 participants to assemble and build their own MIDI Sprout kit. Use these for a class or a series of workshops on plant sonification.

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    DATA GARDEN GUEST WORKSHOP - Data Garden artists will give a lecture and workshop on biodata sonification for up to 10 guests. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to graph real-time data streams from the metabolic processes of plants for use in creating generative electronic music. Travel and accommodation for two is required if taking place outside a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia. Must take place between September of 2014 and December of 2015.

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    QUARTET INSTALLATION - A three-day installation of Data Garden Quartet. Listen to the music of four tropical plants in an immersive quadrophonic audio environment designed by Data Garden artists. Travel and accommodation for two is required if taking place outside a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia. Must take place between September of 2014 and December of 2015.

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    QUARTET INSTALLATION + WORKSHOP - A three-day installation of Data Garden Quartet and a lecture/workshop on biodata sonification. Listen to the music of four tropical plants in an immersive quadrophonic audio environment designed by Data Garden artists. Host a lecture/workshop where participants will leave with an understanding of how to graph real-time data streams from the metabolic processes of plants for use in creating generative electronic music.

    Travel and accommodation for two is required if taking place outside a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia. Must take place between September of 2014 and December of 2015.

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    CUSTOM DURABLE INSTALLATION - Data Garden artists will install a custom durable installation in your space. Travel and accommodation for two for a period of 3 days is required if taking place outside a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia. Must take place between December of 2014 and December of 2015.

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    MIDI SPROUT KIT - Build your own MIDI Sprout with an ATtiny2313 microcontroller, breadboard, 555 timer, battery box, knob, MIDI port, electrodes with 1/8" plug, 1/8" jack, LEDs, jumper wires, instruction manual, resistors and capacitors. Enclosure and batteries not included.
    Free shipping in the US. Add $5 for international orders.

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