Clockoo Bird

Throughout history, the main function of a timepiece was to simply tell time. Now the modern timepiece notifies us not only of the hour but when confronted with texts, emails, appointments, and a myriad other alerts. ClockooBird imagines what life is like for the modern cuckoo bird, no longer on a set schedule but always required to be ready at a moment’s notice.

This interactive installation project was made for “Pop Up Windows Display” course at NYU- ITP 2016, a class taught by Gabe Barcia-Colombo.

Technology used

  • CNC Fabrication (of the two professionally made cuckoo clocks)
  • Webcam (takes picture)
  • Javascript
  • Node.js
  • Twitter bot (posts pictures to twitter)
  • Physical Computing (control doors and clock gears)

See more at https://twitter.com/clockoobird. Created in collaboration with Kevin G Stirnweis, Nikita Huggins, Xinyao Wang and Shir David.

Trash Talk

Tasked with creating public art that caused a double-take, my group decided to create this 2016 election themed piece. Jordan, Michelle and I sourced clips of presidential candidate DT saying heinous things.

We filled a garbage bag with paper and a bluetooth speaker, then placed it around campus and documented reactions of passerbys.

Our public art piece was featured in a Creatives for Humanity project that showcased the work of artists who have something authentic and powerful to say (or draw, or animate, or compose, or perform) about what’s at stake in this election.