Anthropomorphism

Birds (don’t) do it. Bees (don’t) do it. Only human beings anthropomorphize, and most of us do it automatically. But artists — even those aiming for factual details such as “The Bees” author Laline Paull and “The Bats” filmmaker James Trainor — approach it with a completely different attitude than scientists like Alexandra Horowitz.  [Produced for PRI‘s “Studio 360“.]

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Still from Jim Trainor’s film “The Bats” (1998).  © James Trainor

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