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Bird song electrified

I saw this art piece/experiment, and really got a kick out of it. French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot placed a number of electric guitars and other instruments in an aviary full of zebra finches for his “Rhythms of Life” installation at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.

It takes a little bit for the birds to get warmed up, but then one of the birds starts using a stick and making some awesome noises. I almost have to wonder if the bird was doing that on purpose, or if he just wanted to make the coolest nest ever.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.