Aerial observation device using RC plane; onboard video camera and transmitter; and ground guidance assistance. Not detectable by radar systems. Additional functionality: local television transmission overcasting
Medium: Video, installation/data collection device
Motion detection video capture system designed for Golden Gate bridge. The system watches the bridge constantly and when there is vertical motion captures it to permanent video record.
BIT agent encounters hostility from officials while transiting Los Angeles International Airport on rountine air commute to San Francisco wearing rollerblades.
date: September 2006-present
medium: installation, experiment
dimensions: 10,000 square feet
location: Postmasters Gallery roof 459 West 19th Street (at 10th Avenue) New York, NY 10011
Model Urban Development(MUD), a permanent installation on the roof of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea provides infrastructure and facilities for high-density bird cohabitation in an environmental experiment in interaction with the New York City bird population.
OOZ, Inc. (…for the birds) Infrastructure and facilities for high-density bird cohabitation on the roof of Postmasters Gallery. a unique garden on the roof of Postmasters Gallery - an environmental experiment in interaction with New York City bird population. The complex 1,000 square-foot garden includes architect-designed bird housing projects (multi-family dwellings), water systems, as well as other amenities to improve the quality of life for urban birds. The installation creates conditions to observe birds' adaptation to human-engineered technologies, testing formal and ecological theorems for high-density lifestyles, sustainable resource sharing among urban organisms, and the play of public/private division in cross-species interaction.
OOZ Communication Technology
file: oozperch2 location: perth, Australia, File: oozperchwhitney location: Whitney Museum
file: oozperch location: massMoCA date: 2006
medium: mediagenic event
locations: Bieniall for Electronic Arts , Postmasters Gallery, Whitney Museum, MassMoCA,
OOZ is ZOO backwards. Unlike the traditional zoo, the distributed interfaces of OOZ are sited where animals themselves decide to inhabit, i.e., they are there by choice. Like a traditional zoo, OOZ is a place where animals and humans interact. However, the interactions around the OOZ differ substantially from those in a zoo. For the Birds is part of the OOZ interface between people and birds, and consists of a series of perches equipped with sensors for birds to land on. Birds can use this interface to trigger sounds, lights, dispense food, squirt water, or shoot at other birds. The perches emit an audio file that translates bird concerns into human dialect for communicating directly with their human neighbors. The birds explain the complex ways in which people enjoy the environmental services birds provide. Through day-to-day use birds learn to use the perches to rudimentarily communicate with visitors. The OOZ bird-operatable communication technology resembles experiments in operant conditioning, a technique that works equally as well on humans as it does on animal models. “This is not a new concept for the birds”, Jeremijenko says. “Urban birds use human technology for their own purposes, from electricity infrastructure to signage systems which provide shelter. However, it’s a new concept for humans – that we share our technology and urban systems with non-humans.”
location: Bronx, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Bios 4 at CAAC, Seville,
Medium: workshop, mediagenic event
Locations: Cooper Hewitt Museum, Bronx River Arts Center
An Open Source robotics project providing resources and support for upgrading the raison d’etre of commercially available robotic dog toys; and facilitating mediagenic Feral Robotic Dog Pack Release events. Because the dogs follow concentration gradients of the contaminants they are equipped to sniff, their release renders information legible to diverse participants, provides the opportunity for evidence driven discussion, and facilitates public participation in environmental monitoring and remediation.