Release the bats!

Release The Bats was one of the first 7inch singles I remember buying, at Glebe Markets for $8 or so. Ah, how I played and replayed it, longing to be one of the unreleased flying foxes in Mr Cave’s clutches…

The Bat Billboard has nothing to do with any of that, being an interactive art installation making beautifully batty messages:

‘Bats navigate with echolocation to precisely locate insects in the dark. These ultrasonic bat calls can be made audible to the human audible range with bat-detectors. Bat calls often sound like beautiful patterns of clicks that are very similar to electronic music. Biologists are building libraries to map bat chatter, towards an understanding of their social conversations. Through voice (bat call) recognition software, the billboard can become an interactive display and a public face for the bats and can enable them to communicate with us about their needs in the urban environment. This communication can be playful and has the potential to create a previously unseen form of viral advertising, as well as an ongoing attention to fostering, studying, and maintaining the bat population therein.’

 

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About Madame Moselle

Freelance provocateur. Enthusiastic optimist. Dancing bear. Believer. Facilitator of perversion. Disseminator. Libertine. Moth and flame. Rouser of rabble. Stirrer of pots. Bowerbird. Public spectacle.
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