On January 24th, 2016, the Program in Empowerment Informatics (EMP) hosted the BIRD SONG DIAMOND Japan 2016 event in the world’s largest Virtual Reality space, “Large Space.” designed by EMP Program leader, Prof. Hiroo Iwata. The project was initiated by evolutionary biologist, UCLA Professor Charles Taylor who solicited artist and UCLA Professor Victoria Vesna to create an artwork based on his research of mapping the acoustic network of birds. She developed a site specific piece with the help of physicist and Professor Takashi Ikegami.