This is a very short glimpse into a workshop. Unfortunately we cannot film the various interventions as it turns the participants into actors and removes any change of authenticity.However this is a little example of the joy that happens.
I first came across the bonobo experience in a work shop run at the stretch festival by Jason This was a particularly strong and enjoyable experience for me as my first. There were monkeys selected and separated from the bonobos. I was in the bonobo group and stayed there throughout because I made particularly strong […]
I am gathering my research for all of my workshops and I am re-visiting an old paper on love and sex in role-playing games. I have come across a piece of writing by Emma Wieslander. She is a Norwegian live-action role-play designer who is passionate about bringing love romance and sex into role-playing. I agree […]
I enjoyed leading the birthing ritual at the Bonobo experience workshop in queer spirit 2019. It felt really good and also a honor to help people birth their own bonobo. I believe it is a very special moment of the workshop because it gives the space for people to use their imagination and connect with […]
Among our two closest phylogenetic relatives, chimpanzees remain by far the more thoroughly-studied and widely-recognized species, known for their high levels of cooperation especially among males, which includes sharing food, supporting each other in aggressive conflicts and defending their territories against other communities. In contrast, insights into the social dynamics of wild bonobos are available […]
Eye-opening results The research team compared the darkness of the sclerae contrasted with irises of over 150 humans, bonobos and chimpanzees. The researchers found that bonobos, like humans, have paler sclerae and darker irises. Chimpanzees were found to have a different pattern — with very dark sclerae, and paler irises. Both of these colour patterns […]