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Micro bacteria, mammals, and all other bio-organic life forms on this globe; the living beings that we perceive as earthly are considered to have their origins right where we stand. But what if we told you the truth was more otherworldly than we could ever imagine?

Enter Humanity. Music For Your Plants envision a sterile balance of 90s muzak and world music. The sound arrangements explore the fringes of crypto archeology, unveiling connections between our ancestors, and visitors that have traveled billions of light years to reach Earth.

An affectionate meeting between these civilizations is taking place on First Contact, the opener of this new EP by MFYP. Tribal rhythms and futurist synth pads smoothly adjust to each other, demonstrating the best both worlds have to offer. On Earth Vision however, we hear a less favorable variety of humankind’s anatomy. The threatening war dubs and samples of disorganized wild life place the self-destructive behavior of men in a rather grim perspective. The lush harmonies on UNESCO depict a world heritage of ancient, biological and digital artifacts amidst exotic vegetation. When Paramilitary swiftly fades in, and choirs and bright bells welcome the listener, the journey arrives at an open-ended conclusion. Earth is a immense place, but the universe is much larger.”
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The TeleGarden was a telerobotic community garden for the Internet. Starting in the mid-1990s, it allowed users to view, plant and take care of a small garden, using an Adept-1[1] industrial robotic arm controlled online.

The project began at the University of Southern California[2] with project directors Ken Goldberg of University of Southern California, and Joseph Santarromana, a University of California, Irvine artist at the time known for his video installations.[3] They envisioned it as an art installation challenging the notion of the Internet[4] and "consider[ing] the 'post-nomadic' community, where survival favors those who work together."[2]
Project members included George A. Bekey, Steven Gentner, Rosemary Morris, Carl Sutter, Jeff Wiegley, and Erich Berger.[2][5] The Telegarden went online in June 1995. During its first year, it attracted over 9000 members.[2] In September 1996, the Telegarden was moved to the Ars Electronica Center in Austria where it was originally planned to be on display for one year,[2] though it ended up remaining active until August 2004.[5]
The Telegarden was a fusion between old technology (agriculture) and new technology (the Internet). The notion of a physical garden that is operated by users online was appealing to Goldberg because "it was the most absurd".[citation needed]
This new media art raised questions of legitimacy. How are users to know that the garden actually exists, or that any of their motions matter? Goldberg stressed that, "media technology generally facilities the suspension of disbelief."[6]
In its nine years, the installation had 10,000 members, and 100,000 people visited the physical exhibit. Users interactivity created a miniature social network. People became protective of plants, even territorial.[7]

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