Even if you have not met an octopus in real life, chances are you have seen an octopus in a video. What are we learning from real-world encounters and footage of octopuses? What do these images mean for individual octopuses and for octopus species?
"Seeing Octopuses" is a 75-minute Zoom panel on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:30-10:45am EST and will feature Pippa Ehrlich (co-director of My Octopus Teacher), Peter Galison (historian and philosopher of science, Harvard University), Adi Khen (PhD candidate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), and Peter Godfrey-Smith (philosopher of science, University of Sydney).
These four experts will share what they see when confronted with a particular image or clip of an octopus. The unique format of this event will show the different way that each panelist sees and thinks about octopuses, and thinks about how they see them.
Please note: this event will be in ‘webinar’ format and open to the public, but will not be recorded. This event is sponsored by NYU Animal Studies and NYU Environmental Humanities.
Register for a zoom link here.