August 11, 2006

Pimp My Pigeon: GPS birds over San Jose

“This is the strangest life I’ve ever known…”
First the Onion’s parody of razor featuritis becomes reality; then San Jose starts getting kind of cool; and now the digitally instrumented pigeon concept has come to pass. According to C|NET,

“Several pigeons, equipped with pollution measurement and GPS devices, were released at the ZeroOne Festival in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 8. The birds… will be feeding data to the site via SMS. The data provides the location, carbon-monoxide levels and identification for each bird.”

Full, insane details at the PigeonBlog. (And if the pigeons start actually blogging, I’m headed to a shack in Montana…)
PS–Hopefully the birds will not be immolated by large, fire-breathing machines set to prowl the city tonight. Curiouser & curiouser.

Posted by John Nack at 3:08 PM on August 11, 2006

Comments

  • Brian Pigeon — 8:17 AM on August 13, 2006

    You should pack your bags now mate coz my name is Brian and I am Britain’s premier blogging pigeon. Pigeon Blog is my online diary – been doin’ it for ages. Thought you might be interested in my pigeon friendly alternative to da Costa’s pollution experiment. Loads nicer for pigeons and prob more effective too:
    http://pigeonblog.wordpress.com/2006/08/13/brian-against-pollution-campaign-reporters-wanted/
    Love to know what you think.
    Your pal
    Brian Pigeon
    [Holy crap!! “In the event of pigeon blogging, this keyboard will be unmanned…” –J.]

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