|Anthropology Publications:||Musings on the Palaeolithic Fan Motif||Five Constants from an Acheulian compound line||The Graphics of Bilzingsleben||Phi in the Acheulian|
|Publications, Film & Artistic Programs||The Impact of Fossils||Sojournus Antiquitus||Pleistocene Coalition|
Sojournus Antiquitus: Paleolithic Journeys through Time, Mind, and Space was a unique live-performance multimedia program produced at Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan on May 17, 18 & 19, 1996. It was the sister project to The Impact of Fossils. Photos by Shekinah Errington (Left photo: left side of stage in front of scrim: two electronic keyboards, African percussion, and cello, with computers and video monitor. Behind the scrim: 8 actors and dancers for "Shamanic Dance." Right photo: right side of stage in front of scrim: 6-voice choir [SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)], classical and steel-string guitars, and mandolin (and video monitor). Behind scrim: scrim template of famous Lascaux bull cave painting in France for the "Dawn of Purity" sequence). Program cover: Schoolcraft College Computer Graphics Technology Department.
3 years in the making
Made possible by a grant from Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan
Involved over 50 faculty, staff, and students from most of the larger universities and colleges in Southeast Michigan and neighboring Canada (institutions represented included Schoolcraft College; University of Michigan; Cranbrook Institute of Science; University of Windsor, Canada; Central Michigan University; Eastern Michigan University; Wayne State University; and Greenhills School of Ann Arbor)
Involved many local musicians, dancers, artists, and technicians
Involved the Michigan Flintknappers and flintknappers from Cranbrook Institute of Science (as well as primitive artifacts on loan from Cranbrook for the Sojournus Antiquitus Pre-Show Gallery).
Largest theatrical live-performance multimedia program ever produced at the College
The College devoted an entire semester of its Computer Graphics Technology classes to the project
Also involved Music, Media, and Computer Information Technology Departments
All three performances were sold out in the intimate 170-seat theater May 17, 18, & 19, 1996.
was in the runnings for a larger production at the 1997 Ann Arbor
Summer Festival but lost out to a safer-bet return
performance by Ray Charles.
- This page has only just been started. There is much more to come -
Feliks, J. 1998. The impact of fossils on the development of visual representation. Rock Art Research 15: 109-34.
Feliks, J. 2006. Musings on the Palaeolithic fan motif. In P. Chenna Reddy (ed.), Exploring the mind of ancient man: Festschrift to Robert G. Bednarik, 249-66. Research India Press, New Delhi.
Feliks, J. 2008. Phi in the Acheulian: Lower Palaeolithic intuition and the natural origins of analogy. In Bednarik, R. G. and D. Hodgson (eds), Pleistocene palaeoart of the world, pp. 11-31. Proceedings of the XV UISPP World Congress (Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006), BAR International Series 1804, Oxford.*
Feliks, J. 2009. A Lot of Gold in the Mix: Review of Fragment from a Nonfiction Reader. Pre-publication review of the debut science thriller by Warren Fahy (see quotation on the author's review page under FRAGMENT: Reviews).
Feliks, J. 2009. The idea of protolanguage considered in the context of archaeological evidence. Comment on "From protolanguage to true language," by Blair Bolles. Babel's Dawn [Internet]. Available at: http://www.babelsdawn.com/babels_dawn/2009/04/from-protolanguage-to-true-language.html.
Feliks, J. 2009. The handaxe shape in microliths. Comment on "Is a hand ax really a hand ax," by Michael Balter. Origins: a history of beginnings [Internet]. Available at: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/origins/2009/02/is-a-handax-really-a-handax.html.
Feliks, J. 2010. Ardi: How to create a science myth. Pleistocene Coalition News Vol. 2 (Issue 1): 1-3.
Feliks, J. 2010. Phi-based conceptual units: Pushing math origins back to the Acheulian age. [Internet]. Available on SCIENAR at: http:/www.scienar.eu/network/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=170:phi-based-conceptual-units-pushing-math-origins-back-to-the-acheulian-age&catid=4:general-contents&Itemid=62.
Feliks, J. 2010. The golden flute of Geissenklosterle: Preview of APLIMAT 2011 paper. Pleistocene Coalition News Vol. 2 (Issue 6): 10.
Feliks, J. 2010 (in press). The graphics of Bilzingsleben: Sophistication and subtlety in the mind of Homo erectus. Proceedings of the XV UISPP World Congress (Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006), BAR International Series, Oxford.*
Feliks, J. 2011. The graphics of Bilzingsleben series: Scientific misconduct over ancient artifact studies and why you should care: Part 3: Base grids of a suppressed Homo erectus knowledge system. Pleistocene Coalition News Vol. 3 (Issue 6): 12-14.
Feliks, J. 2012. The golden flute of Geissenklosterle: Mathematical evidence for a continuity of human intelligence as opposed to evolutionary change through time. Aplimat - Journal of Applied Mathematics 4 (4): 157-62.
Feliks, J. 2012. The graphics of Bilzingsleben series: Scientific misconduct over ancient artifact studies and why you should care: Part 4: 350,000 years before Bach. Pleistocene Coalition News Vol. 4 (Issue 1): 10-12.
Feliks, J. 2012. The graphics of Bilzingsleben series: Scientific misconduct over ancient artifact studies and why you should care: Part 5: Gestalten. Pleistocene Coalition News Vol. 4 (Issue 2): 11-13.
Feliks, J. 2012. 12 Angry Men, starring Henry Fonda: A superb classic film for teaching critical thinking attitude and skills. Pleistocene Coalition News Vol. 4 (Issue 2): 17.
Feliks, J. 2012. Five Constants from an Acheulian compound line. Aplimat - Journal of Applied Mathematics 5 (1): 69-74.
*(BAR is British Archaeological Reports.)