The garden consists of 850, 6”x6”x6” algae photo bioreactors -half machine half alive. Algae is being grown in these reactors as a carbon dioxide sequestering organic cyborg.
The reactors sequester carbon dioxide with an efficiency far exceeding the tree. Each reactor is opportunistically finding electrical energy with ground, wind, or solar harvesting
technologies. During the day, energy is captured and stored from these various sources depending on the weather conditions. During the night, it is released as artificial light, extending the algae’s growth cycle past the day’s sunlight hours. The algae’s growth is artificially accelerated/augmented beyond its natural rate. The pattern of illumination reflects the energy source it was powered by,
Green = Earth (moisture)
Blue = Wind
Red = Sun (Fire)
The garden becomes a map, a visual recording of the day’s weather conditions. During the course of the festival, the garden will be in constant flux, the algae will visibly grow at different rates daily, changing in density and depth of color offering a new experience every day.