Second Livestock: 'Cockulus Rift' project aims to improve the lives of battery hens using Virtual Reality
Chickens are fitted with VR goggles and microphones, and suspended over a motion tracking exercise ball
Second Livestock - concept drawings
Second Livestock - the happy free range chicken simulator
Potential design for the buidlings in which these happy battery chickens might be located
The Grass Mask by Austin Stewart.
Battery hens live pretty grim lives – but what if their lot could be improved with the use of virtual reality? Second Livestock is a project that envisions caged hens being fitted with VR goggles, microphones and movement sensors to give them the impression that they're out in the barnyard doing ... whatever it is chickens prefer to do all day. If the chickens themselves believe they're free and happy, does that mean they should get the free range stamp, even though they're cooped up?
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