"Twitter Carrier Pigeons" began by exploring the question of how Twitter's semi-public messages would function when extracted from a personal computer screen and strewn about the landscape. Specifically, how would the mis-aligned information re-arrange the perception of the surroundings when these updates, criticisms and attempts to organize are displaced into a foreign setting?
The pigeons used were highly trained homing pigeons. We would release roughly ten pigeons at the PCH and they would fly home to their loft, using the I-10 as their path to Alhambra and passing the six highway signs on their way
Each pigeon was assigned to a specific twitter account of our choosing, we targeted feeds which seemed to counter conversations occurring in mass media (seeking out areas which were involved in present conflicts and revolts)
The pigeons were carrying custom built devices which received a constant signal from twitter, when the pigeons would fly within 10-15 feet of the highway signs the latest twitter feed was transmitted to the sign