If you’ve been with me for any length of time, you’ll know that I rarely post videos showing myself.
Usually they are of my hands and the plants.
But recently a number of folks have been asking me to teach in front of camera.
So I have filmed a short video (see it like a pilot episode), of a slightly dishevelled Robin talking to you about the nuances of flavour, and how your senses deeply influence your imagination and creativity.
This week I recorded a sonification of Holly (Ilex aquifolium).
Sonification is the process of translating data or information into audible sound.
First, sensors are placed on the plant leaves. These sensors detect the plant’s biological activities. The tiny voltages they measure are transformed into midi format.
Software then reads these midi signals and turns them into musical notes. essentially, the music you hear reflects the biological processes of the plant.
The response from folks on social media has been lovely.
Let me know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
If you like them, I might record longer versions. I’m thinking around 20 minutes or so.
I’ve also been experimenting with recording audio essays.
Here’s to a peaceful weekend.
P.S. Just a quick note to let you know that the complete recordings of Wild Medicine for Beginners are now available.
Filmed on location in the United Kingdom, this online course covers 28 common wild medicinal plants and dives into the eight essential categories vital for understanding plant medicine.
With decades of expertise in herbal solutions and natural health, my colleague Simon Mills, offers an evidence-based guide to harnessing nature’s healing powers.