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BIRD SONG MIMIC

Victoria VESNA / Charles TAYLOR / IWATA Hiroo / IKEGAMI Takashi / SUZUKI Reiji

Interactive art [United States / Japan]

An interactive device that allows participants to practice bird songs as a new language and experience its complexity. When participants try to imitate a bird song, their accuracy is graded by a computer. The work is part of a larger installation from the research project “Mapping the Acoustic Network of Birds” directed by evolutionary biologist Charles TAYLOR. It also attempts to raise awareness of how birds and their acoustic richness have disappeared from cities.

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Victoria VESNA

United States

Born in 1959 in Washington DC. Ph.D., UCLA Art|Sci Center. Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts.

( 2017 )

Charles TAYLOR

United States

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution at SUNY Stony Brook. Research Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA.

( 2017 )

IWATA Hiroo

Japan

Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba; President of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan (2016, 2017).

( 2017 )

IKEGAMI Takashi

Japan

Born in 1961 in Nagano Prefecture. Doctor of science (physics) and researcher on complex systems and artificial life. Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

( 2017 )

SUZUKI Reiji

Japan

Associate Professor, Department of Complex Systems Science, Nagoya University.

( 2017 )

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