James Stone is an artist and University Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, US. He is a graduate of the CADRE program at San Jose State University and a former Java programmer of 10 years. He is an advocate of Open Source hardware and software such as the Arduino microcontroller and the Processing programming language and environment.  He was recently awarded a summer residency at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University to continue work on his thesis project investigating Cyborg Plants. He was a partner on the Floating World temporary public art project jointly sponsored by the San Jose Arts Commission and the 01sj Art and Technology Festival and also served as Faculty for Eyebeam Roadshow at 01sj 2010.