|planet of the apes
||[Oct. 11th, 2006|06:55 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
|||||stanton warriors-seeker (feat.jhelisa)||]|
just watched an excellent horizon tonight:
'chimps are people too.' (available until 17th oct)
the symbols above are lexigrams from a bonobo called kanzi's keyboard.
i am fascinated by the fact that they bear little or no resemblance to the concepts they depict. just like words, they are very abstract.
you can try out a slimmed down version of the lexigram keyboard here (shockwave)
and here are some audio clips from the programme:
what is a person? (mp3 588kb)
ape rights (mp3 353kb)
kanzi's lexigram keyboard (mp3 470kb)
playing with kanzi (mp3 1mb)