“My mother always taught me to learn from circumstances", reveals Tito R. Mukhopadbyay with his proud and satirical style: from a special education student to a creator of literary problems. In this case, the circumstance was the humiliation exerted by a particularly instructive teacher. “But I'm not complaining,” he continues. “After all, humiliation made me a philosopher.”
The conversation between Diana Niepce and Tito R. Mukhopadhyay, philosopher and author of Plankton Dreams – What I Learn in Special-Ed (Open Humanity Press, 2015), seeks to deepen a greater understanding in the research field of neurotypicality, which refers to the idea that neurological differences are natural and part of human diversity. In Plankton Dreams, Mukhopadbyay treats his research subjects in the same way he himself was treated: in a kind of artistic-scientific parody in which he rescues the dignity of a dark place.