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The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Artist/Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

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. 

The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us

Artist/Author: Adam Rutherford | Reference: P3657 | ISBN: 978-0297609407 | Type: Publication

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.

Degreecoordinates, Shared traits of the Hominini

Artist/Author: Marcus Coates and Volker Sommer | Reference: P3607 | ISBN: 978-1-9996088-0-4 | Type: Publication

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 View From Elsewhere

Artist/Author: Victoria Sin | Reference: P3549 | ISBN: 978-1-9996428-1-5 | Type: Publication

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. 

Theatre and Mind

Artist/Author: Professor Bruce McConachie | Reference: P3008 | ISBN: 978-0230275836

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.