VI. RESEARCH PLAN

This project is necessarily multi faceted. The distinct research areas can be broken down into 4 distinct areas of focus listed in chronological order of implementation.

1.          Phytomonitoring and senor networking

2.          Virtual World content creation and digital sonification instruments and related network distribution

3.          Open License Managing and Creative Commons implementation

4.          Open Source compiling and network server creation

Each of these research areas has areas of overlap and integration that will need to be realized so that each part of the project can be integrated into a cohesive whole. As the phytomonitoring network pieces are developed they will need to be tested driving the generative art objects that will eventually be part of the over all distribution. Therefore the early research phase will require that the sensors and software sonification algorithms be developed on a parallel track. In the meantime, a business model and plan for kit distribution needs to be developed.