Jaron Lanier points Pestival to 165million year old love song!
New friend of Pestival, the author, composer and scientist Jaron Lanier has pointed out some amazing news to us: A pure, single-frequency note love song that would have been heard by dinosaurs roaming Jurassic forests 165million years ago has been recreated by scientists at Bristol University.
A fossil of an extinct type of primitive buschcricket, found in Northern China, was sent by Chinese palaeontologists to the renowned experts in biomechanics of singing and hearing in insects, Dr Fernando Montealegre-Zapata and Professor Daniel Robert in the UK.
Due to the amazing detail found in the mid-Jurassic period fossil, Robert and Montealegre-Zapata were able to work out the the mechanism by which the ancient bushcrickets (commonly known as katydids) created their song, and acoustically reconstruct it.
Many thanks to Jaron.