Atlanta-Based Megafauna Studios Companions With OKC Zoo To Offer NFTs By Elok The Orangutan-- WABE - WABE 90.1 FM

Atlanta-Based Megafauna Studios Companions With OKC Zoo To Offer NFTs By Elok The Orangutan– WABE – WABE 90.1 FM

Primates can amaze us with their demo of capabilities to participate in human-like ventures. Koko the gorilla talked in indicator language; Gordo, a squirrel ape, entered into room in 1958; as well as currently Elok the orangutan produces NFTs.

The Atlanta-based Megafauna Studio partnered with Elok as well as zoologists at the Oklahoma City Zoo to provide the globe’s very first NFT collection produced by a primate. All sales of Elok’s NFT art work most likely to profit orangutan preservation. Megafauna Studio owners Becky Scheel and also Mathieu Kuhne signed up with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes by means of Zoom to speak about their company.

Interview highlights:

The shocking fondness of primates and also various other creatures for innovative expression:

” I operated at Zoo Atlanta for 10 years, as well as was frequently impressed by all the pets at their treatment, and also discovered that they utilize repainting a great deal for enrichment, which I was truly interested concerning. Some pets simply sort of stroll over the canvas and also do not actually appear to see it. Primates take a great deal of treatment with it, therefore do various other pets such as elephants, that I’ve likewise dealt with in this room,” claimed Scheel. “I intended to return to grad college to research even more of this, as well as there’s an interesting chest of scholastic job being done right here checking out, ‘Why do primates attract?’ And also it appears to be the very same factor human beings do– satisfaction for the activity of attracting or repainting or developing.”

Scheel clarified, “[Elok] has a really intriguing background where he was hand-reared due to the fact that his mommy could not look after him. Therefore he’s really aware of his caretaker team and also has close connections to them. He truly values human communication where he can obtain it with his caretakers, as well as actually, paint, which we had the ability to witness. He was the excellent musician to function with on this.”

Exploring Elok’s procedure with the Kinect motion radar:

” It’s just a motion-tracking electronic camera. I utilized to play foolish computer game with my old roomie on it as well as dancing. It’s an actually fascinating device since it’s really economical,” claimed Scheel. “For thi