Lecture: Identifying tradeoffs between richness and evenness in artistic systems
1 December 2022
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
- B2.12, building B at Factulty of Arts (Arna Nováka 1). For those unable to attend in-person, the lecture will be streamed on zoom: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93421062617
Levyna and Hume Lab invite you to a public talk delivered by Bret Beheim. Dr. Beheim is a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. His research is focused on using the tools of evolutionary ecology to understand cumulative cultural dynamics in human societies. You can find more information on his website: https://babeheim.com/
Identifying tradeoffs between richness and evenness in artistic systems
Access to large databases of behavioral and artistic records, and recent advances in AI assistants have created an efflorescence in the scientific study of cultural diversity. Here I focus on two study systems - the Game of Go and the South Indian art of Kolam - with the tools of behavioral ecology to understand how consistent patterns of behavioral diversity are with processes of strategic social learning, rates of innovation, artistic virtuosity, and the influence of new modes of social information.