Change Agents

Small air pollution sensors make sense in public parks. Since we can only smell air pollution sometimes, but it’s hard to feel it, this IoT data provides important information about the nature for us. Not only we are affected by air pollution, but also the colorful plants and green trees. I think people would use less parking space for cars right next to the park if they would sense nature more detailed with extended senses like the IoT sensors.

Sensing Nature

To use an IoT device detecting nature is quite tricky: in an organic biome like this one, it’s complex to grasp its entirety with a sensor. Most of the time it cannot really be taken apart into its components. I wonder if the were a way to detect different kinds of inputs from it and combine them holistically to get a more valuable result.

Sensing Nature

On my balcony I expected a high rate of air pollution, since I am living directly next to the main road in the city center. My sensor data show me that the air quality is surprisingly good. I assume that my hundreds of plants on the balcony clean the air. I really appreciate now even more sitting there in the bright sunlight.

Colorful Emotions

It searches for narrow gaps under my doors,
exploring the crawl space and up through the floors,
after a minute it clearly calms me down,
I’ve always been in love with my windy town.


Even if I don’t feel nature in numbers, my body sends me signals about the temperature. I do not always feel cold, but sometimes I still have goosebumps. My body tells me that I need to dress warmer to avoid getting sick. If I don’t do this, I start to shiver and feel cold sweat. This makes me realize that the actual temperature is lower than I expected.