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Data Garden seeks to produce an interactive exhibition exploring the relationship between plants, music and technology.

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Data Garden seeks to engage people to explore the relationship between plants music and technology with an outdoor arts festival, The Switched-On Garden on October 14, 2012. 

Attendees will connect with their natural environment through live music, performance and sculpture that blurs the distinction between biological and digital worlds. Site-specific art installations will be highly interactive and educational. 

The first Switched-On Garden took place on 10/16/2011 at Philadelphia’s Bartram’s Garden and was attended by over 700 people of all ages and backgrounds. Your investment will help us make this event possible, attract leading international artists, expand public interaction with urban green space and keep the event free and open to the public.

We understand that not everyone who supports this event will be able to attend. With that in mind, we're offering special edition memorabilia and audio documentation that will allow you to be part of The Switched-On Garden wherever you are in the world.

Thanks so much for helping kickstart The Switched-On Garden 2012! Stay in touch and follow Data Garden at DataGarden.org or on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Thank you for your pledge! You are part of a community dedicated to creating a magical day of exploration that's free and open to the public!

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    The Switched-On Garden digital album. This will be an audio mix of the sounds from the sculptures and live performances.

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    The Switched-On Garden Plantable Album - a special edition plantable version of The Switched-On Garden album. This will be a printed piece of art with a download code on the back. This artwork can be planted in soil to grow into living flowers.

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    The Switched-On Garden special edition poster and digital album. (posters delivered in June, digital albums in November)

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    The Switched-On Garden special edition American Apparel t-shirt and digital album (shirts delivered in June, digital albums in November)

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    The Switched-On Garden special edition poster, American Apparel t-shirt and plantable album (poster and t-shirt delivered in June, plantable album in November)

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    Exhibition poster and album from Data Garden Quartet at the Philadelphia Museum of art. 115 minutes of plant-generated music! +Everything above

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    All of the above plus meal vouchers for use at our food vendors and your name will be read aloud at the event as a thank you.

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    All Data Garden Plantable Album releases up to and including those released on the day of The Switched-On Garden. VIP parking for those who will attend The Switched-On Garden +Everything above.

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    Name recognition in the program and on our website. Access to VIP area and lunch and dinner at the event. +Everything above.

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    Two nights in a 4-star hotel the weekend of the event. VIP dinner for you and a guest with artists and organizers. Transportation from the hotel to the event and back. +Everything above.

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    All of the above plus Data Garden curators will set up a bio-interactive art installation for one day in your garden. Invite your friends or members of your local community to experience what you're helping make happen for hundreds of people in Philadelphia. (Must live within 100 miles of Philadelphia or pay for travel expenses.)

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