Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Where's the Chicken?

As you may already know, Gastronomista chicks love our chickens. Yes we do. So we pretty much lost our minds when we read about this public art project in Hong Kong supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Where's the Chicken is a locative robotics work of art that promotes participation and interaction.

These chickens are amazing - they are larger than life, do special performances based on their location in one of the 18 different districts of Hong Kong, make quarky noises, facial expressions, and you could sign up to take them for a walk! The chickens were then tracked using SMS texting, and the data was used to create a "Chicken Map" of Hong Kong.

Robot Chicken

District Performance

On an Outing

More Amazing Chickens

Not sure where these cute little guys are now, but we would be more than happy to give them a tour of NYC!

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