Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Fiction. Art. THE INSTITUTE FOR SPECIES SYSTEMIZATION: AN EXPERIMENTAL ARCHIVE documents the past projects and ongoing experimental processes of the ISS. This groundbreaking work of research, investigative scientific studies, never-before collected data, and interpreted evidence from the Institute for Species Systemization is concerned with the psychological, literal, and linguistic spaces between animals and humans. The archive cites theories of proxemics and zoosemiotics—as well as the infamous psychological studies of Skinner and Harlow—as both precedent and provocation.
Institute for Species Systemization
Danielle Rosen (a.k.a. Patricia Rose) was born and raised in Iron Mountain, MI, and is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Art program at the University of Chicago. Language is at the core of Rosen's investigative practice, where she often employs visual poetics and letterpress techniques. She has exhibited nationally in New York, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Patricia Rose is the head researcher for the ISS and a leading scientist in the study of linguistics and human evolution. In addition to conducting experiments on human subjects, Rose also publishes peer-reviewed essays and distributes self- published analyses on animal behavior. Her most recent studies examine the concept of umwelt, first developed by theorist Jakob von Uexküll.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA