Collective World Wilder Lab (WWL) considers plants as autonomous (albeit organised) beings,
in their own creative way to solve problems that life presents. They are partners and co-designers of habitats such as cities,
whilst usually treated as a bacdrop and decoration, they are in fact the vital elements of future cities - sensors accelerating
environmental transitions and thus source of the information and knowledge about how to deal with this transition.
The problem is that there are not easy ways to translate that information.
WWL have designed and prototyped device called PlanEt, which aquire signals from inside plants, map them and place them in the open database for everyone to observe, use and learn, in a way giving a beginning of the vocabulary of plants, with everyone who participate contributing to a new pool of knowledge.
PlanEt has been released under the open source and hardware creative common licence, and tested together with the students of Product and Architecture Design from University of Arts in London.