Electric Gardens

  • 2004

Can we grow place-based connections using technology?

Very early ideas and approaches, that grew into things like Thumbprint Camden, Shared Spaces and Who Owns My Neighbourhood.

All this was coming from reading I was doing as part of the Arts and Hunmanities Research Council And Arts Council Research Fellowship at Newcastle University, especially Elinor Ostrom's book about common pool resources.

There was a proposal for this specific idea, but it turned into Rfid Snakes And Ladders in the end.

I still really like the pixel art allotment that was intended to be a visualisation of the network connections. It was done by Andy Sykes, and Andy did the illustrations for RFID Snakes and Ladders as well.