German artist Albert Raven has created a very unique piece of artwork which takes the form of an Internet of Things connected digital birdhouse. That provides a home for a digital bird that continually flies around the world but cannot be seen. When it lands in your birdhouse it’ll then sing allowing you to hear it when it visits yours. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Internet of Things birdhouse which is launched via Kickstarter this week and is now available to purchase from €375 with delivery expected to take place during January 2018.
A bird is flying around the world. It flies from Birdhouse to Birdhouse. You cannot see it, but you can hear it when it flies into one of them, moves about, tweets, sings, and then flies away again to the next birdhouse. These are no ordinary birdhouses, this is an internet-of-things work of art. All Birdhouses are connected by WiFi to and through the internet. There will be many Birdhouses all over the world, but there is only one bird. It flies from one Birdhouse to another. You never know exactly when the bird will be around your particular Birdhouse, but there is a website with an online map that shows you where all Birdhouses are located and where the bird is at that particular time.
Because the Birdhouses are connected to the internet, a lot of information is available to the bird, for instance about weather conditions. The bird can decide to fly to where it’s warm, or where there’s daylight. There is no fixed flight order; the bird decides where it will fly to next. However, it is possible to attract the bird: by touching the stick of the Birdhouse, you can try to get the bird’s attention in order to tempt it to visit you next.
For more details on the Internet of Things digital birdhouse jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.