Octopoda/Homo 1, Phase 1

Phase 1 is made up of various attempts — physical and psychological — to bridge the gap between our surface-centric world and that of our submerged, ocean-dwelling sisters. Here are various experiments to help me experience the world more like a cephalopod.

 

In future phases the human and cephalopod meet. I will work with living octopuses to explore the cephalopod in human environments, and the human/cephalopod connection directly.

Cephalopoda/Homo 1 - Phase 1 is part of a larger, exploratory project referred to as Overcoming Ineffability of Cephalopods in 3 nodes (OIOCx3). It is made up of three separate but related projects that are connected through interdisciplinary collaboration and shared curiosity. Collaborators/authors of other nodes include: Stephen M. Fiore, Dominic Sivitilli, and Timothy Weaver.

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This work was supported by the Ocean Memory Project under a grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative of the National Academy of Sciences under NAKFI Challenge number NAKFI-CA01. The content is solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Ocean Memory Project, W. M. Keck Foundation, or National Academy of Sciences.