The construction of social reality through art
It was very refreshing for me, given my scientific background, to attend this first presentation of the conference made of words and images only (no statistical analysis!), and see that one can develop so many hypotheses based on the sole visual observation of primitive objects of art. Isn't Francis' job itself really about SEEING and then KNOWING? At the same time, as a scientist, I can't resist to reflect on the limitations of post-processual archaelogogy, and wonder if one can really KNOW only by LOOKING (and thinking).
This is part of a series of posts on the 11th International Conference on Neuroesthetics (September 2014).