The growBot Garden (2010) project is a series of public and participatory workshops that explore the use of emerging technologies in support of local small-scale agriculture. In the spirit of “Build Your Own World” the growBot Garden project provides a design, hacking and creative discussion space for local small-scale farmers and food producers, engineers, artists and designers to come together to imagine and prototype alternative futures that better serve the goals of sustainability, and in the process, create new networks for discourse and action. The speculative designs produced through the growBot Garden project work to reveal issues in the current use of technologies in agriculture, and suggest new trajectories and scenarios — in effect, to use design and art to model the claim that “another world is possible.”
Drop by the growBot Garden space to casually chat about design, small-scale local agriculture, and emerging technologies. Demos will be available for hands-on exploration. Southern hospitality included daily 5-7pm from Saturday, 9/11/10 – Tuesday, 9/14/10 and again from Thursday, 9/16/10 – Saturday, 9/18/10 with the growBot Garden Southern Fried Robots Social Hour!