Anna Garbier

Floral Cosmonauts

with Harpreet Sareen

Silver crystal grown in silver nitrate media in normal gravity.
Image credit: Anna Garbier, Harpreet Sareen, Jiefu Zheng.

Floral Cosmonauts is a set of self-assembling silver dendrite networks formed as part of a site-specific installation sent into space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft.

Once aboard the spacecraft, the installation was controlled by a custom-programmed Raspberry Pi computer. Video artifacts of the crystal growth were recorded using Raspberry Pi-controlled cameras.

Anna Garbier was the sole coder (Python), testing & prototyping lead, and co-designer.

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Silver crystal grown in silver nitrate media, controlled experiments in lab.
Image credit: Anna Garbier.