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Something good comes from repeated failures to communicate (Part 1) by Jo Pester

Something good comes from repeated failures to communicate (Part 1) by Jo Pester

The video specifically takes from human-dolphin performances where body and hand gestures are used to communicate. It looks at ideas of attempting to teach dolphins how to speak or communicate in some way with humans, and the inevitable failure of such anthropocentric approaches. This is linked to a specific period during the Space Race, coinciding with a public and scientific interest in dolphin intelligence, where dolphins were seen as extraterrestrials from an alien world who might teach us how to communicate with real aliens.

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HD Video / 04:41 min / 2018

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