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Isabelle R Symbiotic Bioproduction 
 
 
*FET Innovation Launchpad
Goal: verify and substantiate the innovation potential of ideas arising from FET funded projects and to support the next steps in turning them into a genuine social or economic innovation.
cuttoff date: 27 sept 2017
average budget: 100K for 18 month projects
 
FET programm: Flora Robotica: Societies of Symbiotic Robot-Plant Bio-Hybrids as Social Architectural Artifacts
This project's objective is to develop and to investigate closely linked symbiotic relationships between robots and natural plants and to explore the potentials of a plant-robot society able to produce architectural artifacts and living spaces. We will create a society of robot-plant bio-hybrids functioning as an embodied, self-organizing, and distributed cognitive system. The system grows and develops over long periods of time in interactions with humans resulting in the creation of meaningful architectural structures. The robotic assemblies (‘artificial plants’) support and control the biological plants through appropriate scaffolding, watering, and stimuli that exploit the plants’ different tropisms. The natural plant, in turn, supports and controls the robotic plant by guiding it through growth and support the weight of the robot in later growth phases. The artificial plants are built from small heterogeneous sensing and actuation modules connected using lightweight construction elements. Each robotic plant connects wirelessly to the Internet. In contrast to top-down control, we explore a developmental plasticity of bio-hybrid systems, where robots and plans grow together from sprout to adult stage and form a closely co-dependent and self-organized system. The robot-plant organisms live in a human-inhabited environment and through interaction with humans grow into architectural structures (e.g., walls, roofs, benches) providing functionality such as shade, air quality control, and stress relief. Humans, plants, and robots form an internet-connected social garden where desired structures and behavior patterns emerge based on both local interactions and global interaction with parts of the garden growing at other locations. Hence, the social garden is a cultural system that shows long-term learning and adaptation where all past actions and interactions between the natural and artificial plants are represented in the embodiment of the garden.
 
 
related project
Forest as a DAO: Looking back at the Plantoid project initiated last year at the Ars Electronica festival by Primavera de Filippi: A short story about the artist and nature lover perspective on the blockchain or why Forest as a natural DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) could be a step towards symbiotic bioproduction.
as a mean to change perspective and for a minute take the plant point of view. Introducing the idea of symbiotic bioproduction  Instead of looking at nature as an object 
in February 2016, I set out to try to understand what is a DAO trough Art by undertaking the construction of a Plantoid, a self owned hybrid artist and plant that exists both in the physical and virtual world. Plantoid was created by the Art collective O’khaos,  I am now exploring the idea of a Forest as a natural DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) that would give each tree a legal voice trough a unique id on the blockchain.
 
 
 
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Isabelle R pad en friche.... 
 
 
 
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Isabelle R Dossier de presse Forest as a DAO/LUL
 
Du 9 mars au 9 avril 2017, “Forest as a DAO” s’expose à la 10ème Biennale Internationale du Design de St Etienne. 
À l'intitulé Working promesse, les tiers-lieux répondent : Fork The World ! Le Fork (fourche, bifurcation en anglais) est plus qu'un entre deux, c'est une troisième voie, le tiers. Cette dynamique fait des tiers-lieux des espaces de liberté, lieux d'invention et ateliers de mises en formes singulières de nouvelles organisations du travail. Le tiers-lieux est ici vécu comme un processus social, économique et environnemental. L'intelligence est collective. Le RDC, collectif de designers, a été invité à embarquer dans la vie de ces lieux dits « tiers » pour en restituer L'Expérience et proposent ainsi une sélection de prototypes, notamment le DoZE Parc, un incubateur d’expériences né à la MYNE un tiers lieux de Villeurbanne.  On y retrouve La Forêt DAO, l’expérimentation d’un collectif d’oeuvres, de plantes et d’humains sur la blockchain* : Les technologies blockchains ouvrent la possibilité de nouveaux modèles de gouvernance. Dans cette DAO (’Decentralized Autonomous Organisation’), les oeuvres (Plantoids*) et les plantes accèdent à une existence numérique et à un patrimoine, au même titre que les humains. L’existence juridique et les possibilités de prise de décision autonome ne sont alors plus très loin. 
 
Conférence/débat
Designers embarqués
Date: 21 mars 17h-19h 
Lieu : espace cabanne,  L'expérience Tiers Lieux
Bâtiments H – Site Cité du design
3 Rue Javelin Pagnon 42000 Saint-Étienne
*Pour une introduction à la blockchain, voir  “Blockchain vaisselle” du collectif BAM également dans l’exposition. On y voit également un plantoid du collectif O’Kahos
 
EXPOSITION
Sujet: Forest as a DAO - Expérimentation d’un collectif d’oeuvres, de plantes et d’humains sur la blockchain  
Année de réalisation: 2016-2017 (en cours)  Licence du projet: CC by SA
Porteurs de projet:  Isabelle Radtke (Les Usines Louise) et Xavier Lavayssière (Ecan) 
Dates:  9 mars-9 avril
Lieu : DOZE Parc,  L'expérience Tiers Lieux I Bâtiments H – Site Cité du design             3 Rue Javelin Pagnon 42000 Saint-Étienne  et sur  www.forest.lesusineslouise.com
 
Twin flowers et l'application FADAO dans l’Exposition “Tiers Lieux, Fork the world!” à la 10e Biennale Internationale du Design. Dans cette installation, les œuvres (Plantoids) interagissent avec le visiteur, l'invitant à rejoindre la forêt. Lors de l'adhésion, chaque membre se voit attribuer un identifiant unique sur la blockchain, ce qui permet des transactions au sein de la communauté. Le développement à venir reliera l'argent virtuel à un noeud ethereum et rendra l'argent virtuel réel. Lorsque la communauté grandissant, les Plantoids pourraient embaucher des artistes pour créer une descendance. Les arbres embaucheraient des jardiniers pour planter des frères et sœurs ou encore des avocats pour protéger le droit de la forêt menacée.
 
Appropriation de la technologie blockchain par l'expérimentation artistique. 
Dans la continuité du projet Plantoid, une oeuvre en creative common du Collectif O'Khaos, le projet a démarré en février 2016 à Lausanne lors du cellcamp co organisé par la Cellabz et la MYNE. La première sculpture "Twin Flowers" a alors été enrichie collectivement à l'occasion de Learn Do Share à Paris et de Blockchain Fact, Future, Fiction à Bruxelles.
 
Références
Lift, (Genève) et Hackarium (Lausanne), 9-14 février 2016  Presse : Blockchain france  
Learn Do Share (Paris), 9 avril 2016 Presse : Makery 
IMAL (Bruxelles), 4-5 novembre 2016 Presse: Institute of network cultures
APREM#5, Big data et pratiques cognitives, la Fabrique de théâtre, Mons, 19 novembre 2016 
Open City Lab (Lyon) 23-27 jan 2017
Biennale Internationale du Design (St Etienne) 8 mars- 8 avril 2017
Mirage Festival (Lyon) 10-11 mars 2017
 
Merci à Ecan, Cellabz, Grand Lyon, La Myne, Open Factory
 
 
A PROPOS DE L’ARTISTE
Isabelle Radtke a.k.a. Les Usines Louise, l'artiste derrière «Forest comme DAO» a co-développé le projet avec Xavier Lavayssière qui a une formation en droit public des affaires et en informatique.
 
“Mon travail d’artiste et ingénieur innovation porte sur la « bio production symbiotique », il s’agit de reconsidérer nos modes de production pour considérer la nature comme un partenaire à part entière. Je cherche notamment à mettre en lumière les arbres comme êtres vivant et communiquant.  Le projet Forest as a DAO est une installation physique et numérique que j’aborde en premier lieu comme l’opportunité de placer son regard (ou sa zone d’influence) à l’intersection de l’ecosystème naturel et des système techniques créés par les humain. Par ce point de vue particulier, j’aimerai creuser la question de l’arbre comme entité politique. De son droit à la « parole » en quelque sorte.”
 
Isabelle est actuellement fab manager à LAB01, un Tiers Lieux (Fab Lab et coworking) qu'elle a co-fondé en 2016 avec des entreprises locales à Ambérieu en Bugey.
Son implication dans les modes de travail collectifs et contributifs a commencé en 2000 à New York dans le cadre d'un collectif d'artistes “The Space” dédié à la valorisation artistique d’espace sous utilisés. Puis, en 2013 tout en travaillant avec des ingénieurs d'évaluation du cycle de vie près de Lyon, elle est retournée à l'école pour obtenir un mastère  en ingénierie de l'innovation axée sur le développement de nouveaux produits durables.
 
«Je veux créer des preuve de concept, pas des pièces pour les musées. Je veux m'impliquer, et prêter la main à la construction d'actions frugales durables. " nous dit-elle.
Ainsi, elle a contribué à plusieurs projets d'innovation collective tels que POC21, un camp d'intelligence collective de 5 semaines pour prototyper les outils d’une société sans fossile et sans déchets, THE Port hackathon au CERN, des esprits créatifs et des ONG réunis en équipes interdisciplinaires pour inventer des solution technologiques humanitaire et sociétales, OSCEDays, un événement global pour promouvoir l’Open Source au service de l’économie circulaire, etc ...
 
 
 
Images: cc by sa
 
ENGLISH VERSION
Subject: Forest as a DAO - Experimental collective of art, plants and humans on the Blockchain   
Year: 2016-2017 (en cours)  Licence: CC by SA
Project lead:  Isabelle Radtke (Les Usines Louise) et Xavier Lavayssière (Ecan) 
Dates:  9 mars-9 avril
Place : DOZE Parc,  L'expérience Tiers Lieux I Bâtiments H – Site Cité du design             3 Rue Javelin Pagnon 42000 Saint-Étienne  et sur  www.forest.lesusineslouise.com
 
From march 9 to April 9th, “Forest as a DAO” is on view in the 10th International design biennial. 
To the title Working Promesse, Third Places reply: Fork The World! 
The Fork is more than just an in-between, it is a third way. This dynamic means that Third Places are areas of freedom, places of invention and workshops for the singular shaping of new work organisations. The Third Place is experienced here as a social, economic and environmental process. The RDC collective who designed the show have included prototypes made in tiers lieux across the world.
Forest as a DAO is one of them, it is an experimental collective of art, plants and humans on the Blockchain exploring the possibility for new models of governance. 
 
In this DAO ('Decentralized Autonomous Organization'), the artworks (Plantoids) and the plants have access to a digital existence and an heritage, just as humans do. 
 
Legal existence and autonomous decision-making possibilities are no longer very far, suggesting that we could be working in a peer to peer relationship with commons such as art or natural resources instead of using them. 
Twin flowers and the FADAO app in Third Place, Fork the world at the 10th International Design Biennal (Part of Doze parc installation). In this installation, the artworks (Plantoids) interact with the visitor, inviting him to join the Forest. Upon joining, each member is assigned a unique ID on the blockchain, allowing for future transactions within the community. Further developments will connect the virtual money to an ethereum node and make the virtual money real. Then as the community grows, the Plantoids could hire artists to create a descendance. Trees would hire gardeners to plants siblings or lawyers to protect the right of endangered forest. 
 
“I have been pretty much obsessed with work throughout my artistic path” says Isabelle Radtke a.k.a. Les Usines Louise, the artist behind “Forest as a DAO”. She co-developed the project with Xavier Lavayssière who has a background in Business Public Law and Computer Science.
Isabelle is currently fab manager at LAB01 a Fab lab and coworking space she co-funded along with local business owners in Ambérieu en Bugey. 
Her involvement in collective and contributive form of work started in 2000 in NYC as part of an artist collective. Then in 2013, while working with Life Cycle Assessment engineers near Lyon, she went back to school to get a MS in innovation engineering focused on sustainable new product development.   “I want to create proof of concept, not art pieces meant for museum view. I want to be involved, hands on in building sustainable frugal actions. “
She contributed to several collective innovation projects such as POC21, a 5 weeks collective intelligence camp to prototype tools for a fossil free, zero-waste society, THE Port hackathon: creative minds from CERN and non-profit organisations combined in interdisciplinary teams to work on humanitarian technology related benefits to society, Open Source Circular Economy Days, a diverse & globally distributed event using Open Source methodology to build a Circular Economy, etc…
 
Selected Past works :
“My Tribe is an ongoing series of life size cows started in 2004 as an exploration of the many layers of resonance between subject and process. The sustained physical effort implied by metalworking is a mean to recognize and investigate the sequels of my upbringing on my production of art: I was raised protestant in a dairy farm where hard work is associated with virtues.“
My Tribe IV [society] was created as a site specific project for the federal office of environment in Bern. this time as a group of 3 shapes seemingly fighting to enter the same space together. This sculpture is now available for purchase but might soon join Forest as a DAO, it will then own itself.
On view now at the Woodbine collection, Montauk, NY: My Tribe II [death], 2005, steel. 
 
Drops, is a body of work about not working at all, it’s all about finding the right left over from someone’s else work and give itthe minimum effort to make it work. It becomes a sculpture.  
It is  a matter of optimization: find  a way to engage a maximum of space with a minimum of material.
 
2011, Invited by M.A. Charpin, curator of  “La Spirale” the exhibition space of Décine’s Cultural Center, I had to take into account the unusual volume of the space: A Spiral, with an extremely high ceiling giving the feeling of an enormous space whilst giving very little wall space. This was a perfect playground to experiment with material optimization: engage a maximum of space with a minimum of material and the concept of sculptures as tools.
 
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Isabelle R Forest as a DAO
Expérimentation d'un collectif d'oeuvres, de plantes et d'humains sur la blockchain
 
Composition
Une app [www.forest.lesusineslouise.com], des sculptures, des arbres et des hommes
 
Année de réalisation 
2016 (ongoing)
 
Description/histoire 
"Forest as a Dao" est une entité collective dont les membres sont des oeuvres d'art, des plantes ou des humains. Chaque membre possède une identité unique enregistré sur la blockchain et la possibilité d'échanger de pair à pair. Le visiteur est invité à rejoindre ce collectif, interagir avec les oeuvres et à prendre part à ses décisions. Les technologies blockchains ouvrent la possibilité de nouveaux modèles de gouvernance. Dans cette DAO ('Decentralized Autonomous Organisation'), les oeuvres et les plantes accèdent à une existence numérique et à un patrimoine, au même titre que les humains. L'existence juridique et les possiblités de prise de décision autonome ne sont alors plus très loins...
 
D’où ça vient 
L'oeuvre est issue d'un processus d'appropriation de la technologie blockchain par l'expérimentation artistique. Dans la continuité du projet Plantoid, une oeuvre en creative common du Collectif O'Khaos, le projet a démarré en février 2016 à Lausanne. La première sculpture "Twin Flowers" a alors été enrichi collectivement à l'occasion de Learn Do Share à Paris et de Blockchain Fact, Future, Fiction à Bruxelles. #appropriation #technologie #blockchain #expérimentation #artistique #creative common #sculpture
 
Où ça va 
Processus d'expérimentation vivant et collaboratif d'autres oeuvres, plantes et projets pourront rejoindre la Forêt et la faire évoluer. En lui même, le projet permet d'explorer les questions de pédagogie des nouvelles technologies, à la limite du poétique et du juridique #processus #experimentation #vivant #collaboratif #art #créativité, #nature, #technologie, #contributif, #acculturation
 
Comment contribuer 
- Rejoindre la forêt - Voter - "Jardiner" : assurer le maintien d'une oeuvre ou plante - Ajouter de nouvelles oeuvres - Financer les nouvelles oeuvres - Développer de nouvelles interaction dans la DAO
 
Mail de contact 
 
Nom des porteurs / porteuses de projet 
Xavier Lavayssière (Ecan) et Isabelle Radtke (Les Usines Louise)
 
Lieu de fabrication/exposition : 
Lift, (Genève) et Hackarium (Lausanne), 9-14 février 2016 
Learn Do Share (Paris), 9 avril 2016
La Myne (Lyon) 29 avril 2016 
IMAL (Bruxelles), 4-5 novembre 2016 
2016 Les Usines Louises ( Varambon ) ECAN ( Lyon ) 2016  
2017 Open City Lab (Lyon) 20-27 jan 2017
Biennale Internationale du Design (St Etienne) 28 fev -8 mars- 8 avril 2017
Mirage Festival (Lyon) 10-11 mars 2017
 
Matières / techniques de fabrication / outils particuliers nécessaires 
Le corps: sculptures en acier (martelage, découpe plasma), peinture, mousse, raspbery PI, ESP8266 et capteurs et émetteurs) L'âme: le réseau ethereum, gas, et les smart contract L'écosystème: des humains, contributeurs et jardiniers, et des arbres 
 
Coût 
Matière sculpture : 100€, Mise en oeuvre 1-2 jours Matériel électronique 250€, Assemblage et configuration une journée
 
Licence du projet 
CC by SAUntitled
 
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Isabelle R UX Forest as a DAO
 
Xavier L
 
Isabelle R Trough evolution plants have learned important survival techniques/intelligence:
  • Adapation . defense-seduction
  • plants reacts to nutrients transported by fludid trourg the root , light and virus and infection (like in the human body
  • memory: store a certain signal for a certain time and eventually combine information
  • plant neurobiology: make the right choices to survive 
  • Cooperation
  • communication trough chemical means
 
trough evolution, all  living systems evolved into Intelligent systems = perception of our environment and the ability to react to it . having a memory, being able to interact socially and having a brain to coordinate all
 
the idea of intelligence in plants is controversial yet it is deeply consistent with the concept of evolution
 
 
“Plants can, not only learn and memorize, but also make decisions and solve complex problems. They can sample and integrate in real time many different biotic and abiotic parameters, such as humidity, light, gravity, temperature, nutrient patches and microorganisms in the soil, and many more, courtesy of a highly sophisticated sensorimotor system that includes proprioception, with sensory information being transduced via a number of modalities. Furthermore, plants can anticipate competition for resources, growing differentially depending upon the future acquisition of minerals and water. Plants also exhibit self-recognition and territoriality, being able to tell apart own from an alien, directing their movements towards their targets of interest. Plants can communicate aerially with members of their own kind and with members of other species. They can even communicate bioacoustically, making and perceiving ‘clicking’ noises. Some plants can tell vibrations caused by predators apart from innocuous ones (the wind or the chirps of insects), eliciting chemical defences selectively. In a sense, plants can see, smell, hear, and feel. In order to study this set of competencies, plant neurobiology relies on pressing questions from plant electrophysiology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, evolutionary and developmental biology, ecology, and related disciplines. But insofar as the target is cognitive phenomena (learning, memory, attention, decision-making, etc.) plant neurobiology transcends the individual scope of the constituent disciplines. In this way, it is not only the plant sciences that constitute plant neurobiology; resources from cognitive science and philosophy are central to such an interdisciplinary project if plant neurobiology is to maintain the study of plant intelligence well-focused.” (Calvo, 2016, 1329).
 
Mother Trees[edit]
Simard helped identify something called a hub tree, or “mother tree.” Mother trees are the largest trees in forests that act as central hubs for vast-below ground mycorrhizal networks. A mother tree supports seedlings by infecting them with fungi and supplying them the nutrients they need to grow. [1]
She discovered that Douglas Firs provide carbon to baby firs. She found that there was more carbon sent to baby firs that came from that specific mother tree, than random baby firs not related to that specific fir tree. It was also found the mother trees change their root structure to make room for baby trees.
Interspecies Cooperation[edit]
Simard found that "fir trees were using the fungal web to trade nutrients with paper-bark birch trees over the course of the season".[2] For example, tree species can loan one another sugars as deficits occur within seasonal changes. This is a particularly beneficial exchange between deciduous and coniferous trees as their energy deficits occur during different periods. The benefit "of this coöperative underground economy appears to be better over-all health, more total photosynthesis, and greater resilience in the face of disturbance".[3]
 

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