Imagine a world without bees, as the most recent Time magazine cover story has us consider. Honeybees are the "glue that holds our agricultural system together," Hannah Nordhaus, author of The Beekeeper's Lament is quoted as saying.
So the the Time article asks what does this mean for our favorite foods?
The experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats asks a different sort of question. Since we are "destroying their habitat," Keats wonders, "was there a way in which we can find some sort of a common ground?"
This is the sort of "naïve question" that Keats tells us he often begins a project with, a question so naïve that you may have asked it once as a child "but at a certain age you learned that these were not appropriate."
So Keats asked the question of whether he could communicate across species "in a way that might facilitate a greater, deeper relationship between us." The project that resulted, which Keats describes in the video below, is called The Honeybee Ballet.
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