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.

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