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


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.


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

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…


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


American Museum of Natural history

January 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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



Beasts Shining for Science

January 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Frederick Wiseman

January 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Nim Chimpsky

January 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Project Nim

Yerkes Primate Research Center

January 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Glowing Monkey



Dr. Moor- Jankowski

January 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink



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