People know what they do.
They frequently know why they do what they do.
But what they don't know is what they do
From the Academy Award winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, a chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. What was learned about his true nature -- and indeed our own -- is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling. (Roadside Attractions)
|The Young Bob Ingersoll and Nim - the only two in the film who are fully realized human beings - link to NPR article|
|1974 Lectures - Abnormal - College de France|
These lectures were written to be read to an international audience during 1974. They read as if you are listening to them. Foucault is never an easy read, but the oral lectures are his most accessible works. This is mesmerizing and had the idiot scientists understood his work Nim would never have had to suffer at their hands at the same time these lectures were being given.
|Madness and Civilization - A Genealogy of The Great European Confinement and the First Incarceration of People Considered Abnormal|
|Nim with Cat - he loved cats|
|Roger Fouts taught Washoe ASL and then had to fight for her to save her life after science was finished with her.|
She had someone who loved her from the beginning who pulled it off. Lucky Washoe, unlucky Nim.
An uncomfortableness arises between the two young women. Terrace gives the new one a title for the project that will look good on her future resume.