MOTHER EARTH NETWORK
The Mother Earth Network is a new way for people to communicate with, listen to and feel empathy for our planet. Data of the planet will be uploaded into one big network: the mother earth network. Not only scientists will upload their knowledge into the network, but all over the world citizens will be able to collect data with the data collection kit. The kit exists of the data collectors : water, air, soil, plants and rocks. After uploading the data into the network, it will be translated into a human-like story by an artificial intelligence of mother earth.
Imagine yourself standing in your garden. By Placing the data collector into the soil of your backyard, you are able to talk to Mother Earth. She will ask you to remove several stone tiles so she can take a better and deeper breath. After which she emphatically ask whether you have taken a moment to take a deep breath today.
By evoking empathy, understanding and compassion for our surroundings, people will be intrinsically motivated to live in a more sustainable way. Slowly mother earth will get a more persistent role in our society.
The Mother Earth Network has been nominated for the Willem de Kooning Research award and was the winner of the Rotterdam Drempelprijs.