Finally some vox pops worth listening to.
The Internet can be a fairly unpleasant place at times, but every now and then, someone rises above the negativity to give grains of delight that can make the digital environment a little less painful. Do you want to know how we’ve been avoiding the news lately? Animals are interviewed using a small microphone.
Maya Higa, a YouTuber and falconer who has subsequently utilised her platform to build a non-profit refuge named Alveus, is the creator of the three-part series. The refuge is unique in that it aims to teach people from all around the world about conservation and animal concerns via Twitch, an online environment more often associated with gaming.
The Alveus Sanctuary is only one location where Higa has used a novel interviewing approach, “speaking” to animals using a small microphone.
While it may be argued that the subtitles on Higa’s videos are an educated guess rather than an exact translation, communicating to animals isn’t a fantasy. In reality, scientists are already attempting to communicate with whales and other creatures.
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