Can i talk to a squid? The origin of visual communication through the behavioral ecology of cephalopod

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Abstract

The quest of modernity has come to its final phase in the form of post modernism. Many past attempts to define “individualism” and “self” encountered the wall of linguistics structure and categorization, the governing principals of human consciousness. Postmodernism tends to recycle the façade of preexisting methods and theories, thereby creating fragmentation and dislocation. Simultaneously, computer technology is rapidly reshaping our visual culture by offering more streamlined production and distribution possibilities. Considering this environment, it is essential to investigate its effect and implication on the visual culture, by asking existential questions such as: Why do we make images? Where do they come from and what is their primary function? In order to pursue these rather difficult questions, my work focuses on the adaptive coloration of cephalopods’ (squid, octopus and cuttlefish) as comparative models that can code and re-map visual information such as paintings, photographs, and videos. The genetically and evolutionally pure empirical data of the squid and cuttlefish not only uncover certain key information needed to understand the origin of visual communication, but also function as a catalyst that can redirect our culture away from the over-stimulated hyper reality. This, in turn, can create a valuable interdisciplinary platform to discuss the current trends in both art and science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information. Interaction, Visualization, and Analytics - 20th International Conference, HIMI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHirohiko Mori, Sakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer- Verlag
Pages594-606
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319920429
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event20th International Conference on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 20 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10904 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period7/15/187/20/18

Keywords

  • Cephalopod
  • Communication
  • Contemporary art
  • Cuttlefish and body pattern
  • Zombies

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