Admittedly, I would like to be farther along on my project than I am. So far, I have acquired the piece of technology that I am going to destroy in the name of this class. It’s an old Panasonic VCR found at Goodwill, bought at a much lower price than it was probably sold for. It came with a VHS tape still inside, titled Homestead Days. I looked up this title, but it’s not any movie or show that I can tell. I don’t really have a way to figure out exactly what’s on the tape, so unfortunately I have to resort to destroying it as well.
I am not sure how I want to create a space for a plant to thrive, as the majority of the player is very solid metal. The guts of it are less of an issue, since we aren’t really concerned with this thing working after the project is complete. I think I am going to unscrew one of the sides and see what’s inside, and remove what I can with my hands. If all else fails, the VHS tape itself is a much more forgiving piece to turn into a plant pot, since it’s much smaller and more malleable.
The plants themselves are going to be bought from Home Depot. I am thinking of a plant that does not require much effort to keep alive – things like succulents or hanging ivy. I think I am going to get some kind of container that I can insert into the player and create a multi-plant ecosystem in the same pot. My roommate has a much greener thumb than I do, so she will be the main consultant when it comes to the health of the plants.