Meet Eater: Plant gets life from Facebook

"Plants need light and water to grow, right? Wrong. At The Edge they also need love and attention. Any green thumb will preach the importance of doting care and consideration when it comes to the cultivation of flora, but such advice always falls alongside the traditional contributions of sun, water and nutrients. Meet Eater takes those traditional elements away, replacing them with a want to be touched, a desire for social media interaction and the occasional need for quiet time.

Meet Eater is a plant, but not one we're used to. This plant is watered upon the receipt of physical interaction, when it makes friends on Facebook and when people write on its wall. Behind this project is the idea that by introducing both physical and virtual levels of interaction the plant is able to make the move from being an object to being a creature. A creature you can become friends with on the Internet no less."