This will likely be the last update on Ambiguously Human! I’ve finished the written portion of this project, and it’s available here if you’re interested in reading (all or part of) it. It includes an introduction to some of the theories that influenced me, analyses of the individual components, and my reflections on the project as a whole. It also has photo documentation of the installation, if you didn’t get a chance to see it in person. You can probably skip the website documentation section, though…
Thank you all for joining me in this project! I hope it’s prompted new ideas or questions about the definition of “human,” and that it’s been interesting and fun in the process. I would love to hear what you thought of it and get the chance to thank you in person, so I’m holding one last event.
Just a quick update to say I will host a free, public tour of the installation, Humanized Objects, and some connections to it in the main Nasher pavilions on Thursday, March 3 at 6pm. Admission to the Nasher is free to everyone on Thursday evenings.
If you have a small group and would like to schedule a tour of the installation, please email me!
Hi everyone! This is the blog portion of Ambiguously Human, where I’ll be offering reflections on the events and new tie-ins to the ideas I’m exploring. Stay tuned for biology, philosophy, writing, videos, and more on what makes someone a “human” as opposed to a “thing.”
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Header image detail: French, Puppet Pattern (Pierrot & Columbine), 19th century. Lithograph on paper, 9 3/4 x 14 1/8 inches (24.8 x 35.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Bequest of Sara Lichtenstein, in memory of her parents, Joseph and Esther Lichtenstein; 1977.59.108.L.