Ellen Dissanayake

"Although art (the concept) may today be a contested, confused, and highly-qualified term, artmaking or 'artifying'—the behavior or activity—is observably a widespread human attribute. We see it, or its residue, in human societies from prehistory to the present and in individuals from children to elders, especially in pre-modern groups."

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Why we have art and music
15 June 2013
20 minute interview on The Science Show, Radio National, ABC (Australia)

What is the (Adaptive) Value of Art?
16 August 2011
By Ellen Dissanayake