Talking Tree

Although this Tree located just outside of Brussels has been online since 2010 it is still going strong broadcasting its latest photos, mood and conditions out to its more than 4000 Twitter followers and Facebook friends from all around the world. (YouTube, Flickr, and Soundcloud are also in on the project)

Initially created by Eos magazine and the advertising agency Happiness Brussels the tree pulls in a wide range of real-time information from its surrounding environment via:

  • CO2 meter and pH meter
  • DB-meter
  • Accelerometer
  • Infrared camera, webcam
  • Thermometer and even a small wind turbine
Talking Tree

The information is processed and converted into phrases expressing the tree's feelings for the day based on the current environmental conditions: "The air is getting a bit dirty. Do me a favour, take your bike" and "This ozone concentration makes it difficult to do my job".

You can check in how the tree is feeling today by visiting:

Talking Tree


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