March 23, 2015
The epistemic import of camouflage vis-a-vis notions of realism is an under researched area of inquiry.
Camouflaged critters bring to mind not just the intersubjective character of perception but also its interspecies reality.
Different organisms hide not just from us humans but also from a wide variety of other species, playing on appearances.
This means that we humans encounter phenomena in terms of specific perceptual capacities, but not in a way entirely alien to other species.
The point is not to efface differences across species but to explore multispecies entanglements in perception.
Because the aesthetic play of appearances can be life or death in multispecies epistemes.