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date: 17 February 2020

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This chapter is dedicated to the office plant. The office plant takes on different roles: as environmental medium, it transforms offices into natural habitats. As medium of organization, it shapes everyday work life and its social relations. Based on artistic documentations (of office plants) and a history of knowledge of indoor plants and their cultivation, the office plant’s career is retraced and reconstructed—from a seemingly inconsequential prop of office organization to an agential medium that retains its efficacy even (or especially) under conditions of digitalization and virtualization.

Keywords: natural user interfaces, organization, office life, office organization, multispecies societies, plant–computer interaction, epistemology of plant cultivation, living media

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