WHALES SING, BONOBOS SIGN
John R. Buck and Shane Savage-Rumbaugh
John and Shane will present their experiences with animal communication.
John studies how humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and leopard seals use sound to communicate underwater. He'll present examples of the graphical techniques scientists use to visualize the sounds of these animals. Shane is a painter who grew up communicating with bonobos (chimps) using lexigrams. He'll discuss his experiences as a nonscientist interacting with bonobos, and how it informs his artistic practice. John teaches Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Shane teaches Studio Arts at Stonehill College.