Many countries around the world have been implementing smoking bans as public health policy. In Brazil, the state of SÃ£o Paulo has issued last month a ban on indoor smoking, with the usual controversy amongst citizens.
Instead of taking sides, ad agency Fischer and digitial agency PIX, elaborated the installation “The Smoking Plant”, where 2 plants on a glass case where placed side by side, but with one of the sunflowers exposed to cigarette smoke. The whole experiment was live on the Internet during the past 2 weeks, with the results shown on the video below:
During the 97 cigars smoked, the project updated the progress on Twitter and created a great amount interaction with users, offering also a screensaver to follow the experiment from the desktop.
Cross-posted to Osocio.org