Author Ted Chiang discusses the making of The Great Silence



Author Ted Chiang discusses the making of The Great Silence as well as other works addressing interspecies communication, including “Story of Your Life”, the novella which was adapted into the 2016 feature film, Arrival.

Artists, dancers, writers and scientists gathered at the London Zoo to consider animal, human and artificial consciousness, language, and interspecies communication. See below for participants. Participants include writer Ted Chiang, artist Michela de Mattei; dancer Claire Filmon (performing Simone Forti); artist Rasmus Nielsen; dolphin cognition researcher Diana Reiss, as well as a remote participation by Internet pioneer Vint Cerf and a screening of The Great Silence by Allora & Calzadilla (in collaboration with Ted Chiang).

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