Squidchasing

Why chase squid? What does it represent?

Personally, I’ve had a long fascination with squid, and cephalopods, from a biological and artistic standpoint. Their form is appealing to me, as is their intelligence and color changing capability.

But it’s more than that– the symbol of the eight armed octopus is akin to the chaos star. The image of the beast from the depths is often associated with a primal terror (one must only ask H. P. Lovecraft for his thoughts on the matter). It represents the mysterious unknown, the celestial aspect of our lives that we can sense but never directly see.

In that regard, the squid is like technology, which is growing faster than we can accommodate it or recognize its potential. It is the new, ubiquitous, mysterious element of our lives, and it is taking us somewhere we have never been. It is best to know (and tame) this beast, lest it prove us least.

Technology: From beneath you, it devours.

Technology: From beneath you, it devours.

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