‘The LED Dog Tail Communicator’ is an initiative of James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, and it is part of the larger ‘Augmented Animals’ project. Its focus points to technological innovations which are equally appreciated and used by animals’, according to the artists.
“When animals are domesticated they enter an uncertain territory between the natural and the artificial. They must live within human terms and conditions, dislocated from their original environment, often leading a frustrating life. Many animals have developed ingenious mechanisms of defense, and with the help of technology they can overcome evolutionary shortfalls.” The LED Dog Tail Communicator spells out in human words the different messages that a dog wants to convey via the different speeds of its wagging tail, enabling new forms of communication between animal and humans.
Deep in the Forest : Owls, Logs and Noise
Starting as noise makers, the owlproject work on different products which are deeply rooted in nature. And electronics.With their logs the owlproject travel around the world, producing noisy shows on several sound and media festivals. But, when you don’t have the chance to see them perform live, it’s possible you also can order your customized log online. Feel the nature and test it yourself!