Regularity and Variation in the Songs of Humpback Whales

Humpbacks and humans like a mixture of order and randomness.

Photo by Silas Baisch on Unsplash

“What an odd thing it is to see an entire species — billions of people — playing with, listening to, meaningless tonal patterns, occupied and preoccupied for much of their time by what they call ‘music.’”

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Thermoaesthetics

Thermoaesthetics

A concept of aesthetic complexity based on universal animal preferences for mixtures of simple, more and less exciting physical and psychological opposites.