Published December 10, 2015
Stephanie Rothenberg, associate professor in the Department of Art, is one of 16 international artists showing their work in “Right Here, Right Now,” a group exhibition at The Lowry, a leading cultural center Manchester, UK.
The exhibition, which opened Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 28, looks at how technology affects our lives through surveillance, artificial intelligence, voyeurism and online dating.
Rothenberg’s work, “Planthropy,” is a series of electronic hanging planters that respond to Twitter posts about why people donate to charitable causes. The Twitter feeds activate an automated watering system that waters the plants. A computerized voice speaks the messages aloud while financial data about the top charities scroll by on a mini LCD screen.