Monday, December 10, 2007

How Art Made the World

I'm watching the great documentary right now that my mother in law let us borrow like 2 years ago. It is produced by the BBC, and is available on DVD, or on PBS maybe (since that's where the website comes from). This kind of stuff is right up my alley. Tonight's episode was about the birth of images, and the discovery of a religious site that may very well be the birth of civilization: the massive man hours to create the site would have taken thousands of people, and our strains of domesticated wheat just so happen to trace their roots to the wild wheat found in a 15 mile radius of this particular site in Turkey. (equating the birth of civilization with the agricultural revolution, of course). The program also explored the evidence of altered states of consciousness in the creation of cave paintings in many cultures. The whole thing incorporates art, science, and culture into an amalgam of information. If you geek like me, you'll like this program. Check it out at your local library.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, but you may be giving me too much credit there, buddy;)