This Thursday Jessica Tully asks us to consider the possible civic implications of the myths and metaphors surrounding the other-worldly octopus. The Brain in Her Ams: Octopus in Space is a discursive, participatory salon game that unpacks possible practical applications of jet propulsion, hyper-flexibility, and clairvoyance in the human realm. With cephalopod expert Richard Ross, and environmental activist Adam Werbach.
Join us as we activate the path of a giant octopus in the Koret Visitor Education Center.
Conversational points of departure:
- What are the civic implications of shape-shifting?
- What is the connection between fluidity and flexibility when confronted by conflict?
- If human arms were able to simultaneously smell, touch and taste how would that change personal relationships? How would that change community organizing?
- Is decentralized leadership necessarily progressive?