Traditional farming is a process of human interacting with the soil, the sun, the water and the plant. Today, with the development of interacting skills, I want to invent a new interactive way of farming. In this way, no actual environmental factors are needed to interacted with in the farming process. And my project is called: Farming in your bedroom. Below are what technology elements I think I need to prepare for this project and also explain how to farm in your bedroom.
There are three basic elements:
A farmer. Yes, find a farmer, if you want to grow real food in the end. But if you are satisfied with the virtual process of farming and you love the virtual food, you can dismiss this process.
But for me, I think this process is very important. And I got this idea after listening to a guest speaker in Digital Farm class. His name is Roger and he is working on a start up innovation to connect farmer to consumer. He let a consumer pick a farmer and pay the farmer to grow foods for him. The consumer pay the farmer well enough that the farmer does not have the anxiety to support his life and he will be able to plant health food for the consumer.
After listening to his talk, I think that this fair trade is healthy and should be encouraged by the society. But there is something missing: The consumer miss the chance to participate in the farming process.
The way that the consumer can interact with the growing process of his food is actually going to the field to water the plants and working on the soil. I am sure some consumers might want to have this interaction with their future food, but they don’t have time. So to solve this problem, I design this “Farming in your bedroom” interaction project.