M.E. & T is a piece, loosely inspired by the work of Douglas Hofstadter and a fascination with linear plotters. M.E.&T. is a drawing machine outfitted with sensors that track a plant’s rate of photosynthesis. The machine draws the spirling linear plot of this information over time, bearing resemblance to the cross-sectional rings of a tree. Together with the machine, the plant creates a data driven self portrait.