Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories.
This original and entertaining tour of life on Earth explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, utilises fire, or has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.
A catalogue of questions about traits of our behaviour and anatomy, The same answers are possible for all members of Hominini – a tribe of apes including humans, bonobos and chimpanzees.
A fantasy in three acts presenting nine narratives from personal to scientific on the experience of desire, shame and identification of the material queer body.
All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre.