Monday, January 12, 2009

Art We All Want

In honor of my latest flash fiction story (To Paint is to Live), I want to draw attention to two very interesting posts/shows. It seems there's been a lot of attention lately around some experiments made regarding the universals of art...

Review of the new book The Art Instinct by Jonah Lehrer on his blog:

And This American Life episode with the exact same experiment and a very funny related music result:

How needed is art? Very. But evolutionarily needed? I always hesitate at the transom of determinism. So I'll refrain from picking a side. But some fascinating stuff from the annals of art meets science...

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