28 Sep 2009

Lecture 6 - The Storytelling Ape

From Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum, 4:30 pm on 28 September 2009

Professor Brian Boyd, The University of Auckland. Brian Boyd will focus on art, perhaps the feature of human behavior that might seem to have least to do with a struggle for existence. Can biology explain why art (music, dance, visual art, storytelling and verse) is a human universal? Why do we so compulsively invent and engage with stories we know to be untrue? Recorded 8 September, in Nelson.