Vs. III Description
A bird, a cage, a microphone, a camera, a computer and an internet connection.
The bird watcher is remote, artificial and operates on a computer with no inteligence.
The camera and microphone are pointed to and focus on the bird.
It records 24/7 and reacts to the bird’s tweets for editing it’s videos.
Edited videos of bird tweets are automatically uploaded to youtube.
Newly available videos’ links are posted in twitter accounts.
Vs. II Description I made a bird feeder that attracts birds and acts like a capacitance sensor to detect when a bird lands on it. When a bird is detected a computer starts recording video from a camera that is pointed to the bird feeder. A microphone captures the sound from it's surroundings and detects if the bird tweets, if this happens as soon as the bird leaves the bird feeder the video is saved to the computer and a java application automatically uploads the movie to The Bird Watcher account on YouTube. After the video is uploaded a new tweet is posted on The_BirdWatcher account on twitter with the link to the YouTube video.
since January 2010 Artist's Studio
Vs. I Description Several accounts where created on Twitter, one for each of the birds listed below.
A Java application, developed in processing, is used to update the twitter status for each of the birds according to each species particular behaviour (ex. owls can only be heard at night, roosters sing at sunrise...).
The application also gets xml weather reports from the Yahoo Weather Report which also diferently affects the species behaviour.
This application is running 24/7 from a dedicated computer installed at my studio.
A Master account called The_BirdWatcher follows all birds tweets.