BirdlyIssue: XXII.2 March + April 2015
Max Rheiner, Thomas Tobler, Fabian Troxler
Birdly is an installation that explores the experience of a bird in flight. It tries to capture the mediated flying experience with several methods. Unlike a common flight simulator, you do not control a machine—you embody a bird. To evoke this embodiment, we rely mainly on the sensory-motor coupling. The participant can control the simulator with his hands and arms, which directly correlate to the wings and primary feathers of a bird. The scenery is perceived in the first-person perspective of a bird. To intensify the embodiment, we include additional sonic, olfactory, tactile, and wind feedback.
Max Rheiner, Zurich University of the Arts
Thomas Tobler, Zurich University of the Arts
Fabian Troxler, Zurich University of the Arts