Tag: pigeon

Mark Pirro films this brief video portrait of a man who pretty much keeps the pigeon population alive in Silverlake. A true lover of the Superdove.

This is so wild. BBC News is reporting on a new simulation technology that lets people pretend to be pigeons flying over London. It comes complete with a head-tracking technology that replaces your head with that of a pigeon’s.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been slowly reading through a book called Superdove about the history of the pigeon in different cultures and societies. One of the things I learned more about was the business of pigeon farming for consumption. In Chinese culture, squab has been a dish around for ages, but only recently has […]

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I haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve been really enjoying this book called Superdove: How The Pigeon Took Over Manhattan…And The World by Courtney Humphries. The book smashes a lot of misconceptions I had about pigeons (which is actually just a common name for a variety of birds in a huge family tree) and it […]