Chuck Snowdon of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, teamed up with musician David Tele to compose music specifically for tamarin monkeys. The music is based on the note patterns, dissonance and timing of tamarin vocalizations and the emotional states these vocalizations produce, much like some believe human music evolved from human vocalization. This [...]
In this post I pondered whether dolphins blowing bubble rings were a form of art. After all they serve no purpose except aesthetic ones – the dolphins are having fun and stare at them. So now we have this video of an elephant painting a self portrait.
Whether methodically trained to do this or not, how is it [...]
In this video of dolphins blowing rings and playing with them, you can’t help but notice they themselves look at them in wonder like some people look at art, and interact with them in interesting ways that lack any real purpose. Some definitions of art boil it down to objects or performances created with no [...]