Virtual Reality Exhibit Gives You Animal Senses
Surround sound and a semicircle of five large projection screens allowed guests to vicariously experience a bird's ultraviolet vision, a whale's ultra-low-frequency hearing, and various other animals' senses. Carol LaFayette, the A&M team leader, said the group hopes to expand the exhibit in the future and plans to create methods of mimicking mysterious and wholly unfamiliar senses, such as a shark's "ability to sense electric fields."
Unfortunately, Siggraph's 2009 run ended August 7th, but if you're still in New Orleans and want to experience pure animalism, overwhelming sensory overload, and primitive instincts (for free!), just take a walk down to Bourbon Street. [From: The BBC and NOLA.com]