The Ex Forgetting Tree

Made by Daniela Marmolejos, Claire Koh and adev

The goal of the project is to reframe the emotional process of forgetting an ex-love. Rather than going through the painful process alone, the viewer is able to visualize how their intention to forget is helping them grow. A person must first upload and delete digital possessions from their past relationship to the plant interface. Once they've let the possessions go, the plant will be able to receive water, fertilizer, light, etc.

Created: February 25th, 2019

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Intention

The goal of the project is to reframe the emotional process of forgetting an ex-love. Rather than going through the painful process alone, the viewer is able to visualize how their intention to forget is helping them grow. A person must first upload and delete digital possessions from their past relationship to the plant interface. Once they've let the possessions go, the plant will be able to receive water, fertilizer, music or light.

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Prototype

Cardboard boxes were used to contain the hardware parts and the clear acrylic boards were used to encase and protect the plant but allow the users to see it. It had embedded fan to spray water, speaker and a little outlet for the fertilizers to come out. LittleBits were used for electrical parts, which were controlled by the interface at the front. The interface is can be connected to the user’s phone so they can dispose the digital memories in exchange for the plant’s energy sources, check the growth of the plant and what stage they are in terms of letting go of their memories.


 

 

We also decided to include a user instruction manual as shown below: