A telepresence-based creation in which local and remote participants visit an aviary with 30 birds from the point of view of a telerobotic macaw that they can partially control by taking its place.
The participant arrived outside the aviary, where he could observe the behaviour of 30 birds together with a larger, immobile macaw, different from the rest, which only moved its head. In front of the aviary was a virtual reality helmet that the participant was invited to put on, and was then transported into the aviary from the point of view of the macaw, which had cameras in its eyes. The telerobot’s head movement also responded in real time to the participant’s movement. Visitors could also connect to the online experience and access the macaw’s point of view. They could, in turn, make sounds into a microphone, which were emitted by the telerobot and could therefore affect the birds’ behaviour.