Econario (2022)

We worked with Thijs Biersteker and the Woven Studio team on the development of Econario. We created the software for the front-end data visualisation and worked on the system communicating external real-time weather data between the front-end system and the robotics.

Ecological artist Thijs Biersteker has created a 5-metre-tall robotic plant, growing on biodiversity prediction data from the Natural History Museum. Creating a (literally) moving monument to the importance of the political choices we are making now for the future of our planet. The artwork ‘Econario’ provides a powerful representation of how choices society makes today will affect the state of nature over the next thirty years. Visitors see the impact of a nationalistic American government, unequal Dutch society, or a just-ignore-everything Chinese politics on the biodiversity of 2050.