December 9, 2012 § Leave a comment


Birds own the air, and, tonight, the Cornelia Street Café. Many birds migrating at night give unique calls that are often less than 1/3 of a second and with distinct spectral patterns.

Andrew Farnsworth, who studies bird migration at Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology, records and interprets these sounds, the only reliable way to track the species migrating at night. Hear of the powerful possibilities this affords for monitoring populations of birds, forecasting bird migration, and simply enjoying an incredible unseen phenomenon of hemispheric magnitude!

Anna Lindemann combines animation, music, video, and performance to explore the emerging field of Evo Devo (Evolutionary Developmental Biology). In her Theory of Flight, a scientist’s biology lecture on flight goes awry when she reveals her own extreme experiments. Dreams of flight, avian arias, a magical chalkboard, transgenic experiments, animated cellular processes, orchestral bird songs, and molecular music intersect in this emotional and scientific pursuit of human flight.


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