This is a sculptural project by Shawn Decker and Jan-Erik Andersson. Installed at the Evanston Art Center for one year (outdoors). 50 speakers powered by 4 arduino boards. Light sensors and EM sensors (bare wires) track low level ambient changes to power random variations in insect and bird patterns. Documentation is at: http://www.shawndecker.com/documentation/birds-nest-evanston
Otherwise known as "what happens when you let a group of artists near power tools, zip ties, deck screws, and a large pile of scrap wood"!
Actually it looks pretty cool, but I am not sure I would stand inside it (then again, I've been on more rickety structures than that at Burning Man, so I probably would!)...