A Billboard That Helps Bats Talk To Humans [Pics]

A Billboard That Helps Bats Talk To Humans [Pics]

A new art installation creates novel social interactions between bats and humans.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 24 august 2011

Designer and bat enthusiast Chris Woebken has collaborated with artist Natalie Jeremijenko to create a billboard concept that can serve as a home to bats, as well as translate their noise into comprehensible language for humans. The ‘Bat Billboard’ is equipped with ‘bat voice’ recognition software that may be able to decipher the patterns of clicks bats create to communicate with each other when compared with ‘bat chatter libraries’ that are being created by biologists.

Woebken explains his concept:

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