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planet of the apes [Oct. 11th, 2006|06:55 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
[music |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)