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Animals making art

Just a quick profile of different animals that have been trained by humans to make art.

People can infer all they want out of this: are animals smarter than we think they are? Do animals actually have a sense of aesthetics or artistry? Are humans imposing their idea of intelligence and creativity onto animals? Should chimps really be given magic markers?



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.