The Poo Printer


Thu, Aug 29th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this day and age of 3D printers, the We Make Money Not Art website brings to attention the Poo Printer, "an analog generative typography printer using bird-poo to slowly trace the Latin alphabet characters, poo pixel by poo pixel, over a large paper roll placed under the cage."

The Poo Printer consists of a wooden cage sized 170x120cm and 100cm high with a removable tray in the center. This tray has interchangeable parts looking like tree branches with integrated food dispensers. According to the order of placement of these pieces it creates the shape of each of the characters of the Latin alphabet. The birds will hang out there most of the day, eating, pooing and even eating and pooing simultaneously.

The above photo is from the We Make Money Not Art website and is credited to Fabrizio Lamoncha.



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