Birdsong Contextualizer

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Birdsong Contextualizer : Complex System Design and Behaviour Modelling.

Synthesized, procedural birdsong evolves as a result of interactions between a colony of digital birds built in Max MSP and FTM.

The birds are aware of each others song and movements. Through a process of behaviour modelling they are able to interact and ultimately evolve new songs in a manner similar to living birds. The digital birds have an awareness of context in the real world by receiving tweets over the Twitter Network. The system filters the tweets for semantic information which directly affects the behaviour of the birds and by extension their song.

Birdsong Contextualizer Demonstration


Thanks to Martin ParkerOwen Green and Jules Rawlinson for their inspiring advice and support throughout the development of this project.