This tele-robotic installation allows WWW users to view and interact with a remote garden filled with living plants. Members can plant, water, and monitor the progress of seedlings via the tender movements of an industrial robot arm. Internet behavior might be characterized as ``hunting and gathering''; our purpose is to consider the ``post-nomadic'' community, where survival favors those who work together.
The Telegarden was developed at the University of Southern California and
went online in June 1995. In its
first year at USC, over 9000 members
helped cultivate. In September 1996, the Telegarden was moved to the new
Ars Electronica Center in Austria
where it will be on display for one year. Our thanks to AEC Director
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