an etch-a-sketch for a bird


With this project, I am observing surveillance, domestication, and freedom. When my friend told me she wanted to be able to let her pet parakeet fly freely– that it is sad for birds to stay in cages all the time– I started thinking of solutions for a bird tracker. The challenge in letting a bird fly freely is that it is very difficult to retrieve them afterwards because humans don’t have as much accessibility to vertical direction. Humans have a digital accessibility to look down from a bird’s eye view onto maps to give us clearer pictures. I am exploring the push-pull relationships and allowances that occur between human and non-human (digital and organic) entities while I create an etch-a-sketch that allows an entity with xyz accessibilities to create their own drawings.


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