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Table 2.

Transcript of an exchange at the Entomophatron

I’ll try this. It looks good. Makes initial positive contact. [Reaches over and picks up a piece of ant-covered celery.] Makes initial positive contact. 
They’re good! Double-voicing; affirms his observation. 
A protein source. Indicates prior knowledge. 
Great protein source! Double-voicing; recognizes his knowledge. 
Yeah. [Nods and swallows the celery.] What else do you have here? Suggests willingness to participate. 
Join us! I’d be happy to go over the menu with you! Reasserts the storyworld via server role. 
Okay. Enters the storyworld by sitting down at the counter. 
Since you started out with this, we could just let that go. . . . [Points to dish with ants on a log.] We have roasted mealworms and roasted crickets. If it was me. . . . These [Points to mealworms.] have a pumpkin flavor . . . and these [Points to crickets.] have more of a nutty flavor. Which would you like to . . . Marks differences between the insects. Analogues to everyday experiences (pumpkin and nut flavors). 
I’ll try one of each.  
10 Awesome. Here you are. [Drops mealworm into his palm.]  
11 Mmmm. [Tosses mealworm into his mouth, nods in affirmation.]  
12 These [Points to mealworms.] are much better—I should be giving you— Recognizes she has deviated from the storyworld’s menu sequence. 
13 —Delicious. [Interrupts.]  
14 —the cricket first because these [Points to mealworms.] are better. So I can give you more mealworms if you like after.  
15 That’s good too. [Refers to cricket.] A little bitter. Those are really good. [Points to mealworms.] Communicates his discernment of difference. 
16 Yeah, these are really good. Would you like some more?  
17 Okay. So they’re roasted? [Extends his palm.] Rubs mealworms to explore texture. 
18 Roasted, lightly seasoned.  
19 This is great. I gotta get a picture of this. [Puts one into his mouth. Takes out camera.] Documents experience. 
20 I also have a regular bag of agave popcorn.  
21 I have it already.  
22 Oh, perfect.  
23 That’s how you got me in here, the popcorn.  
24 Would you like to try the ants on their own, because the peanut butter overpowers it?  
25 Okay. So these are just natural? You didn’t flavor them? [Pops a fistful of ants into his mouth.] Communicates his discernment of difference. 
26 No, roasted ants: That’s their own flavor. I’ll show you the container. They release an acid that they use as a self-defense mechanism. That’s what makes it tastes like . . . Explains the science. 
27 Pretty good. [Nods.]  
28 [Unintelligible]  
29 Thank you. Let me get a picture of this. These are great. [Takes a picture.] I saw a show where in the future, when there’s going to be food shortages, they’re gonna harvest insects like from the Amazon. Giant beetles and things and then you can eat them too. Responds to her scientific fact by indicating awareness of other science, including its social relevance. Continues to document. 
30 Well, that’s what we’re talking about. Like crickets. They turn feed into protein 12 times more efficiently than cattle. Moves from qualitative to quantitative facts. 
31 Uh-huh. Wow. [Photographs the jars.] Appreciates factual information. 
32 Yeah.  
33 I’ll get you in the picture too. [Takes more pictures.] Thank you. [Smiles at server and departs.] Displays emotional affect by commemorating experience with a photo. 
I’ll try this. It looks good. Makes initial positive contact. [Reaches over and picks up a piece of ant-covered celery.] Makes initial positive contact. 
They’re good! Double-voicing; affirms his observation. 
A protein source. Indicates prior knowledge. 
Great protein source! Double-voicing; recognizes his knowledge. 
Yeah. [Nods and swallows the celery.] What else do you have here? Suggests willingness to participate. 
Join us! I’d be happy to go over the menu with you! Reasserts the storyworld via server role. 
Okay. Enters the storyworld by sitting down at the counter. 
Since you started out with this, we could just let that go. . . . [Points to dish with ants on a log.] We have roasted mealworms and roasted crickets. If it was me. . . . These [Points to mealworms.] have a pumpkin flavor . . . and these [Points to crickets.] have more of a nutty flavor. Which would you like to . . . Marks differences between the insects. Analogues to everyday experiences (pumpkin and nut flavors). 
I’ll try one of each.  
10 Awesome. Here you are. [Drops mealworm into his palm.]  
11 Mmmm. [Tosses mealworm into his mouth, nods in affirmation.]  
12 These [Points to mealworms.] are much better—I should be giving you— Recognizes she has deviated from the storyworld’s menu sequence. 
13 —Delicious. [Interrupts.]  
14 —the cricket first because these [Points to mealworms.] are better. So I can give you more mealworms if you like after.  
15 That’s good too. [Refers to cricket.] A little bitter. Those are really good. [Points to mealworms.] Communicates his discernment of difference. 
16 Yeah, these are really good. Would you like some more?  
17 Okay. So they’re roasted? [Extends his palm.] Rubs mealworms to explore texture. 
18 Roasted, lightly seasoned.  
19 This is great. I gotta get a picture of this. [Puts one into his mouth. Takes out camera.] Documents experience. 
20 I also have a regular bag of agave popcorn.  
21 I have it already.  
22 Oh, perfect.  
23 That’s how you got me in here, the popcorn.  
24 Would you like to try the ants on their own, because the peanut butter overpowers it?  
25 Okay. So these are just natural? You didn’t flavor them? [Pops a fistful of ants into his mouth.] Communicates his discernment of difference. 
26 No, roasted ants: That’s their own flavor. I’ll show you the container. They release an acid that they use as a self-defense mechanism. That’s what makes it tastes like . . . Explains the science. 
27 Pretty good. [Nods.]  
28 [Unintelligible]  
29 Thank you. Let me get a picture of this. These are great. [Takes a picture.] I saw a show where in the future, when there’s going to be food shortages, they’re gonna harvest insects like from the Amazon. Giant beetles and things and then you can eat them too. Responds to her scientific fact by indicating awareness of other science, including its social relevance. Continues to document. 
30 Well, that’s what we’re talking about. Like crickets. They turn feed into protein 12 times more efficiently than cattle. Moves from qualitative to quantitative facts. 
31 Uh-huh. Wow. [Photographs the jars.] Appreciates factual information. 
32 Yeah.  
33 I’ll get you in the picture too. [Takes more pictures.] Thank you. [Smiles at server and departs.] Displays emotional affect by commemorating experience with a photo. 
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