"The Artistic Animal" by Caleb Crain
Denis Dutton on Ellen Dissanayake
Children's spontaneous vocalisations during play: aesthetic dimensions, by June Countryman, Martha Gabriel, and Katherine Thompson. 2015. Music Education Research
New York Times: "The Dance of Evolution, or How Art Got Its Start" by Natalie Angier
"Inventing songs, inventing worlds:
the ‘genesis’ of creative
thought and activity in young children’s lives" (PDF file)
At dinner in Auckland, New Zealand, when Denis was still with us. From left to right: Denis Dutton, Jonathan Gottschall, Brian Boyd, Ellen Dissanayake, and Joseph Carroll.
With Tom Anderson and David Gussack at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Oct. 2011.
Ellen Dissanayake and Ekkehart Malotki
Photographs on this site are by Ekkehart Malotki
Website by Orin Buck