Abstract Olsen 12 Dec 2016

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What is like to be a plastic bag?

Olsen Wolf, Stephen McGregor & Pat Healey

Plastic bags are capable of complex cognitive and emotional states. They can say “I’m here, I’m alive” and perform “warm but distant” dances. Taking an empty plastic bag as our starting point this panel will tackle some fundamental questions: How is it constructed? Who is it for? What are its contents? Can it be my friend?

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