Birthday

January 31st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : #65 (HAM for the public)
Species : Pan troglodytes
Origin : Cameroun
HabitatS : Jungle, farms, Holloman Air Force base and zoos
Diet : weightlessness

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Fifteen years ago, on January 31, 1961, Ham was secured in
a Project Mercury mission labeled MR-2
and launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a suborbital flight…
HAM is the first Primate to get a taste of real outer space.

Source

Once upon a time…

January 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Bronx Zoo
Species : Jardinus zoologicus mutandis
Origin : The New York Zoological Society
(later interestingly renamed to Wildlife Conservation Society)
Habitat : Encaged lineages, children’s dreams and collective imaginaries
Diet : Thousand of visitors and institutional funding
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The history (and mutations) of one of the oldest zoos in the world tells
a lot about the history (and mutations) of a western perspective on animals.
At the beginning of the century, beasts were usually perceived
as necessarily extraordinary and simply exposed to avid urban eyes.
A hundred years later, being a tiger or a bison is not enough
and what attracts visitors is changing.
Conservation has gain advantage on shows.
Endangered sells better than exotic…

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The map is not the territory, II

January 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The map is not the territory, I

January 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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American Museum of Natural history

January 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

G. Deleuze et F. Guattari,
Thousand Plateaus, II,
p.235

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AMNH

Beasts Shining for Science

January 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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Frederick Wiseman

January 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

FilmS

Nim Chimpsky

January 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Bio

Project Nim

Yerkes Primate Research Center

January 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Glowing Monkey

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Film

Dr. Moor- Jankowski

January 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Eulogy

LEMSIP

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