The wind-up bird project

HC Gilje’s wind-up bird(s) is an environmental sound work installed in a forest in Lillehammer, Norway. It’s a flock of mechanical woodpeckers that communicate via XBee radios, spread out through the forest.  I love this line in the description: “Initial tests indicate an attraction: it took 15 minutes for a real woodpecker to join a wind-up bird on the same tree.”

Image by hc gilje

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