The beginnings of Aesthetic Intelligence
The When? has now a new answer: much earlier than expected, as Science magazine highlights today. But the interesting question is still open – and it is still the most interesting one: Why? Why Homo Sapiens (or maybe his competitor, Neanderthal) started to produce images? Around 48.000 years ago we started to develop our Aesthetic Intelligence and to use our representation skills to become what we are. Money is just one of the most recent and most trivial outcome of these representation performances – Homo Pictor is much older than Homo Oeconomicus, we shouldn’t forget it when we talk about financial crisis.