Pidgin Smidgen (2018-ongoing)

Pidgin Smidgen is a robot that does the mating dance of the common street pigeon when it sees a possible pigeon mate but using only a model of internal reproductive organs that are completely unbeknownst to the birds. It's the right moves with the wrong parts.

Pidgin Smidgen with a feral pigeon in a
		      courtyard at the ARTIS Royal Zoo.  Animal robot
		      artwork by artist Ian Ingram.

Assistant: Kaitlin Zareno

Thanks to: Theun Karelse and Alice Smits

One of a series of projects about pigeons, the built, the grown, and the body supported in part by a residencies with Machine Wilderness at Zone2Source and ARTIS Royal Zoo.