Schedule

November 10-11, 2014, SETI Institute

Program

Monday, November 10, morning session (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

"Speaking for Earth: Projecting Cultural Values Across Deep Space and Time"
Albert Harrison, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis (USA)

"The Principles of Interstellar Messaging: An Anthropological Perspective"
Klara Anna Capova, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Durham University (UK)

"Limits on Interstellar Messages"
Seth Shostak, Ph.D., Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute (USA)

LUNCH

Monday, November 10, afternoon session (12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

"On the Universality of Human Mathematics"
Carl DeVito, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona (USA)

"Lingua Extraterrestris"
Marek Kultys, M.A., Designer, Science Practice (UK)

"Limits of Understanding and Being Understood"
Alfred Kracher, Ph.D., Staff Scientist (Retired), Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University (USA)

COFFEE BREAK

"Inferring Intelligence: Prehistoric and Extraterrestrial"
Paul Wason, Ph.D., Vice President of Life Sciences and Genetics, The John Templeton Foundation (USA)

"Ethology, Ethnology, and Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence"
Dominique Lestel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive Science and Department of Philosophy, École normale supérieure (France)

"Anthropology at a Distance: SETI and the Production of Knowledge in the Encounter with an Extraterrestrial Other"
John Traphagan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Texas, Austin (USA)

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM MONDAY'S TALKS

 

Tuesday, November 11, morning session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

"The Past, Present, and Future of Arecibo Observatory"
Robert Kerr, Ph.D., Director, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory, Puerto RIco

"How the SETI Institute Searches for Signals: The Allen Telescope Array"
Jon Richards, Senior Software Engineer, SETI Institute (USA)

COFFEE BREAK

"Extraterrestrial Linguistics"
Sheri Wells-Jensen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program, Bowling Green State University (USA)

"Tongue-Tied: The Inadequacy of Language for Interstellar Communication"
Kim Binsted, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (USA)

LUNCH

Tuesday, November 11, afternoon session (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

"Interstellar Intersubjectivity: The Significance of Shared Cognition for Communication in Space"
David Dunér, Ph.D., Professor of History of Science and Ideas, Lund University (Sweden)

"Other Minds, Empathy, and Interstellar Communication"
Tomislav Janović, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Department for Communication Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

COFFEE BREAK

"Making Scents of Life on Earth: Embedding Olfactory Information into Multi-Channel Interstellar Messages"
Carrie Paterson, M.F.A., Writer/Editor/Art-Researcher, Los Angeles; Visual Art Department, Cal State Fullerton (2003-2013) (USA)

"A Journalistic Perspective on SETI-Related Message Composition"
Morris Jones, Ph.D., Space Analyst (Australia)

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TUESDAY'S TALKS