Bird Song Diamond and Bird Song Mimic

May 28 – July 25th, 2016
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays noon – 6 pm
Nolan Park Building 5B on Governors Island

June 25th BSD Experience Workshop on Saturday June 25th 3 – 5 pm [register]:

At the workshop, join Bird Song Diamond team leaders Charles Taylor, Victoria Vesna, and BirdSong  Mimic sound designer Joel Ong as they reveal their interdisciplinary approaches to working with birdsong, culminating in a sound walk and field mapping exercise.

Tuesday July 19th:  BIRD SONG MIMIC – An Art/Science Collaboration and a Bi-coastal bird/human communication event:

LOCAL:  Harvestworks @ 6 pm – 10 pm
LONG DISTANCE: Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, Los Angeles (4pm, PST)


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.