Video Archive | Ecology (51)

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Elena Manferdini introduces Sanford Kwinter. Kwinter proposes viewing the brain as an ecological problem, to be approached in...
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Kwinter argues that population thinking suggests that uniqueness such as zebra patterns and fingerprints are illustrations of...
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Sanford Kwinter describes how organisms evolve the ability to track habits in order to "read" their environment. At the same...
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Sanford Kwinter shifts his focus from the evolution of organisms to the evolution of specific organs, such as the thumb and the...
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Sanford Kwinter describes human evolution as a series of environmental changes to which the brain was able to adapt. Kwinter...
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Sanford Kwinter, joined later by Jeffrey Kipnis, responds to questions about the applicability of evolutionary theory to...
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Gow presents projects at a larger architectural scale. They employ varying degrees of balance and imbalance in both vegetation...
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During the question and answer portion of the lecture, Allen answers questions regarding the potential of landscape urbanism in...

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Kwinter argues that population thinking suggests that uniqueness such as zebra patterns and fingerprints are illustrations of ubiquitous environmental processes. Environments are robust but unstable, and once they are disturbed, they cannot be restored to a prior state. Kwinter proposes the science of drawing as an influence on modern notions of ecology.


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Sanford Kwinter describes how organisms evolve the ability to track habits in order to “read” their environment. At the same time, environments reorganize and hide the intentions of the tracker. Kwinter argues that species evolve according to their immediate environment, developing abilities and sensitivities that, elsewhere, would hinder their ability to survive.


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Sanford Kwinter shifts his focus from the evolution of organisms to the evolution of specific organs, such as the thumb and the tooth. He describes how dietary and predatory challenges influenced their form and strength, hence significantly influencing human evolution. Kwinter begins describing how the human brain was able to evolve out of environmental influences.


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Sanford Kwinter describes human evolution as a series of environmental changes to which the brain was able to adapt. Kwinter concludes with images of some aboriginal peoples of the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia, commenting how seamlessly their social practices extend into the surrounding environment.