Deterring grand theft auto with birdsong

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Bird on a car

Bird on a car


Bird on a Car by Matthew Bellemare/CC BY-SA 2.0

The artist Nina Katchadourian explains how she decided to transform the car alarm, and install her new version that plays tape loops of raucous bird calls in cars on city streets.

Video: Nina Katchadourian's "Natural Car Alarms"

(Originally aired October 5, 2002)

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