In the Loop

Observation of Predation in Humans: A lecture by Dr. Zira

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    The Chimp psychologist from Planet of the Apes is back! Dr. Zira traveled back in time to visit us twenty years ago and narrowly escaped death at the hands of paranoid humans who could not tolerate the idea of other primates as equals. After living in seclusion for twenty years and conducting ethological studies of our species from her hideout, she has emerged in order to share her findings relating to aggressive behavior in members of the home genus. Her lecture is introduced by esteemed posthuman cultural theorist Donna Haraway and is followed by a question and answer session with human audience members.

    Dr. Zira draws on the cutting edge research in the fields of neuroscience, primatology and evolutionary biology to interpret the predatory activities of human beings in post-industrial societies around the world.

    Performed by Coco Fusco
    Professor, The Banks Preeminence Chair in Art
    Coco Fusco, interdisciplinary artist and writer, explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, closed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.

    To register for the event, please visit the Eventbrite page.

  • Links
  • Venue
    Music Building Room 101 (MUB 101)
    435 Newell Dr.
    Music Building Room 101 (MUB 101) Website