19 Aug '11, 5pm

Billboard Houses Bats and Translates Their Speech, Tells Us What's Up

All Images Courtesy of Chris Woebken If you've ever seen a colony of bats on the move and wondered what they're up to, this is the billboard for you. The "Bat Billboard," a collaboration of designer Chris Woebken and artist Natalie Jeremijenko , is a design that will not only house bats, but that will translate their calls and tell us humans what's going on. Bats face a variety of threats , foremost among them White Nose Syndrome . And that poses a problem for humans as well: Bats keep mosquito populations under control, pollinate wild plants and disperse seeds. They're worth $53 billion to the American economy. But their nocturnal ways and occasional killing spree give them a lot of bad press. That's where the Bat Billboard comes in, to "create novel social interactions between bats and humans." The idea isn't so much that bats and humans will start going out for drinks t...

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