Invasive Ricochet

Invasive Ricochet explores how invasive plant species affect Bay Area ecosystems. Focusing on a select number of case studies, I have created narratives of the struggle between native plants and the invasive plants that are displacing them.

The project debuted at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. They physical installation included the actual invasive plants. Users could toggle between viewing the different case studies by touching the associated plant base. The metal bases were clipped to an Arduino with a capacitive touch sensor shield. Touching the bases triggered a javascript event that put in motion each of the narratives, which were projected on the wall.

Invasive Ricochet was completed during the summer of 2015, as a Gray Area Creative Code Fellow, and was supported by Gray Area and Stamen Design.