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Ed Yong: An Immense World

‘We are sitting here subject to this incredibly powerful illusion that everything we perceive is everything there is to perceive. Our conscious experience of the world feels complete. It doesn’t feel like it’s full of holes or missing information, but it is’ – Ed Yong.

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In this episode, acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong takes us beyond the limits of human perception to uncover the world through the eyes of animals.

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us explores the boundless sensory environments animals occupy, offering a reminder of the intricacies of nature and how little we truly know about the planet we inhabit. In this remarkable book, Yong brings to bear the same clear-eyed insight that earned him a Pulitzer Prize for his COVID-19 coverage for The Atlantic.

As part of Spring Fling, Yong joined Guardian Australia nature columnist Helen Sullivan live at The Capitol for a revelatory conversation.



This event was presented in partnership with RMIT Culture.

It was recorded on Saturday 14 October 2023 at The Capitol as part of Spring Fling.


Spring Fling was proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund. Special thanks to official bookseller Readings and accommodation partner The Sofitel.

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