Kausik Ghosh is a post-graduate student of film studies from Jadavpur University. He acquired his bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 2018; thereafter, he pursued a career in fiction and non-fiction video production. As a junior programming assistant and video editor, he has been involved in both pre- and post-production of audio-visual content creation. With his fundamental knowledge of filmmaking, he returned to academia in 2021 to develop a theoretical understanding of cinema. He has also written and directed a short film called Sunya (Zero) in 2019 while doing his diploma in television and radio journalism / production.
Report during the symposium:
A DISCOURSE ON POSTHUMAN COMMUNICATION: BEYOND THE SYNTACTICAL LANGUAGE.
The ontology of human thought and emotions is too abstract to be conveyed using mere language. Semantic barriers have always prevented absolute communication across species and borders. The absurdity of syntactical language is found to be insufficient by the posthumans, and, therefore, they do not communicate using conventional language. Instead, they use animal sounds to communicate. The posthuman crosses the semantic barrier to build a world community—beyond the anthropocentric world—where they can easily communicate their individual abstractness using myriad animal sounds. But using animal sounds isn’t going to be enough while forging a biodiverse relationship with the natural environment in which they live. Hence, the posthumans have developed roots made of minuscule optical fibre in place of hands and legs. These technologically evolved limbs allow them to bond with the earth upon which they stand. They communicate with the soil and use its minerals and water for their nourishment. The compatibility of this interdependent relation decides their chances of survival. Therefore, the posthumans strive to build a sustainable relationship with flora and fauna.
International Committee to Save the Earth Through Speculative Fabulation
Dovilė Aleksaitė, Fee Altmann, Sanja Anđelković, Elisabeth Brun, Belén Cerezo, Suvam Das, Damian Domes, Raquel Felgueiras, Kausik Ghosh, Florian Goeschke, Vanessa Graf, Anouk Hoogendoorn, Kristin Johnsen, Paul R Jones, Dani Landau, Stacy Lo, Madhuja Mukherjee, Roksana Niewadzisz, Christine Reeh-Peters, Marie-André Robitaille, Gonzalo H. Rodriguez, Szilvia Ruszev, Sanja Särman, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Alisi Telengut, Bela Usabaev, Joshua Wagner, Lisa Walder, Dörte Weig