What is it like to be a bat?

Alex Blaskovich

Q: When you think of bats, what first comes to your mind?

I always think of the story of Stellaluna, which is a bat story. The night sky and the artwork always pop into my head--the colors used are so pretty. It's just stuck in my head since then. A little storybook character bat.

Q: You just spent a period of time imagining what it is like to be a bat. What did you imagine?

I imagined flight. Like in the movie Avatar, where they fly those winged beasts. Instead of riding one, I was a bat flying along the same route. I could feel the air and the drops, the twists and turns I was making to find food.

Q: During the time you were imagining, were you somewhere?

I was in a forest drenched in moonlight. Bioluminescent plants glowed all around me. Other bats flew alongside me.

Imagination Stations