[ TIPPY TALK, 2008 ]

Tippy Talk is an interactive environment designed for a domesticated parakeet named Tippy. Tippy is housed in an environment with six robotic parakeets who house infrared sensors in their chests. As Tippy interacts with the robotic parakeets each bird says an english phrase. The environment aims to teach Tippy how to speak english via the robotic birds. The piece questions the personification of domesticated animals.