woensdag 10 augustus 2011

Sputniko - Crowbot Jenny

Crowbot Jenny is a shy and reclusive girl preferring to spend time surrounded by animals rather than with humans. One day she creates the Crowbot, a robot which vocalizes a variety of crow calls to control and converse with her newly formed bird army – but just what exactly will she do with her new powers?

Inspired by the book “When Species Meet” by Donna Haraway, the project sets out to explore the world of animal intelligence and animal-human interactions. Sputniko! worked with two world specialists in crow intelligence, Prof. Nathan Emery and Prof. Nicola Clayton. The crow calls were reproduced to communicate, attract, repel and engineer the behavior of rooks in Finsbury Park and Hyde Park, London.
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