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SYNAPSE Workshop 2015 | June 30 – July 4, 2015

PLANTS ARE UBIQUITOUS IN PRIMATE HABITATS BUT STONES ARE NOT

24.08.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: King Kong 1933

Post by Anna-Sophie Springer In Peter Høeg’s fantastical novel The Woman and the Ape (1996), an advanced simian civilization has infiltrated human civilization. Albeit more hairy than humans, their intelligence and character have allowed these beings to blend in undiscovered, often working…

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EKUATORIAL.COM & INFOAMAZONIA.ORG: SUPPORTING LOCAL STORIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

03.08.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-08-03 at 5.48.11 PM

Interview with Willie Shubert by Anna-Sophie Springer   A few weeks ago, I met Willie Shubert in Jakarta and he told me about his current work with two environmental journalism platforms, Ekuatorial.com, which focuses on Indonesia and Infoamazonia.org, which gathers reports…

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SYNAPSE 2015 – Evolution Day and the Beneficial Influences of Dust

02.07.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-07-12 at 4.29.09 PM

From 29 June until 4 July, the Haus der Kulturen hosted an intense SYNAPSE 2015 workshop on the theme of “Ape Culture.” For the workshop, a group of eleven up-and-coming international curators participated in a dense programme of lectures, performances, and…

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Scientists announce the Sixth Mass Extinction

20.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Kircher _ arca-noe-image-101

With only one more week to go until the next SYNAPSE workshop focusing on human–animal relations, here is a newly released scientific article that’s worth reading! Under the long title “Accelerated Modern Human–Induced Species Losses: Entering The Sixth Mass Extinction,” a…

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‘Alien Talk’ Summer School at The Barber Shop – Deadline: 21June

15.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: wat 2222

Alien Talk A Summer School at The Barber Shop 11 – 17 August 2015   In the peak of summer, The Barber Shop invites you to an intensive programme dedicated to science fiction. As postmodernity’s horizon of reflection is replaced…

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EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN APE

13.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: 1362548501-monkey-dining1

EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN APE   And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green…

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Started today: BBC Radio 4’s new programme “Natural Histories”

02.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-06-03 at 1.17.52 AM

Starting today, the BBC’s Radion 4 has launched a new 25-part programme series entitled “Natural Histories.” The programme is produced in partnership with the London Natural History Museum and the initial episode happens to be on “Apes and Monkeys.” It…

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100 DAYS OF NATURAL HISTORY

19.05.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: 08_125660Specimens_LIPI-Workshop

Hello! I am posting from Jakarta again, having returned to participate in a workshop experiment at the Biology Research Center of the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI), which Etienne Turpin and I initiated together with our colleagues at Komunitas Salihara,…

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Speculative Dust

30.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Speculative Dust DM card_for wed

“Elevage de poussieres; didn’t we raise the dust, though, old boy” -Man Ray The above mentioned quote is by the artist Man Ray in response to his photograph, “Dust Breeding”, which he took of Marcel Duchamp’s “Large Glass” as it…

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APE ART (and other kinds of order)

29.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-04-30 at 9.40.09 AM

    We polish an animal mirror to look for ourselves. The biological sciences’ focus on monkeys and apes has sought to make visible both the form and the history of our personal and social bodies. — Donna Haraway, Simians,…

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