with Benji Kessler
Friday, January 26th at 6:30 PM at Scarlet City Espresso Bar
A spider’s point of view
The way you sense the world around you is very different from how the spider on the web on your porch experiences its world. In fact, the senses used by that spider on the web are very different from the senses of the jumping spider hopping around your garden. At this month’s event, Benji will tell us how he uses jumping spiders to explore why different animals have different sensory toolkits and what they are actually using these senses for.
Benji Kessler was born and raised in the bay area and is currently a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley studying the courtship behavior and sensory systems of jumping spiders. He has hazel eyes, does stand-up in his free time, and will write you a limerick if you want one!