Wearable Interfaces for spy pigeons

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    Andreas Zingerle

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    video / experimental video

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    homing pigeons, spy photography, mapping, surveillance, animal

"Der Überflieger - Wearable Interfaces for spy pigeons" is an experimental mediaart project that combines the dead medium of the homing pigeon with modern technologies such as GPS and digital photography. With the support of a local pigeon breeder and after several test flights it was possible to use homing pigeons for aerial photography and trace their route from the point of release back to the loft. The project demonstrates that the apparently forgotten medium of the homing pigeon combined with standard technology could be used for monitoring sourrounding area and exposing private or public activities, exposing its possibilities and dangers to society.

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