Interaction: A seemingly archaic mechanical device is able to create stepped animations and breathe life onto the slow rotation of parchment ticker paper. Cranking the handle forwards video frames of pigeons flying. Reaching the end of the crank creates a ‘pop’ that resets the scene allowing the pigeons to fly again.
A pigeon clock is a mechanical device used to timestamp pigeon racing results on ticker tape.
This project involved mapping parts of the clocks functionality to digital inputs read by an arduino which then fed into a Max Msp patch running various video manipulations output through a hidden pico projector that used the ticker tape as a screen. Closing the device and locking it turned the screen on.
(2009) Max Msp Jitter, arduino, custom switches.