Octopus Imaginaries. Reading Group

What can we learn from octopuses?

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The Belly's Ocean, by Matt Rota. https://www.copronason.com/rotta/

Is it octopuses, octopi, or octopodes? We never did get to the bottom of it, but talked about plenty of other things - from sea monsters to sex-objects, based on the following readings: 

1. Excerpts from Adrian Tchaikovky's SF novel Children of Ruin

2. "Inklings and Tentacled Things: Grasping at Kinship through Video Games," by Melissa Bianchi in Ecozon@ vol. 8, no. 2, 2017, pp. 136-150.

3. "Octopolis," in Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith's

4. "What Lies Below: Cephalopods and Humans," by Helen Tiffin. In Captured: The Animal Within Culture ed. Melissa Boyde. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

For a summary check out the blog.

Tags: octopus, sea monster, aliens
Published Feb. 4, 2020 11:26 AM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 7:17 PM