A Journalistic Perspective on SETI-Related Message Composition
Morris Jones

The selection of content for SETI-related communications (sometimes known as CETI, for Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in deep space has been orchestrated largely by scientists and other academics. But human civilization largely chronicles its own activities through journalism and the mass media.

Limits of Understanding and Being Understood
Alfred Kracher

Our conception of intelligent extraterrestrials is unavoidably anthropomorphic. When we think about what is worth communicating, we start by considering what would be of most interest to ourselves, but we must also ask whether our curiosity is likely to be shared by other intelligent beings.

Lingua Extraterrestris
Marek Kultys

The purpose of this paper is to explore how theoretical underpinnings and practical endeavors in communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI) can inform our general understanding of the process of communication, and vice versa — how the theory and practice of communication can inform CETI developments.

Ethology, Ethnology, and Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Dominique Lestel

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) raises profound philosophical questions that demand serious discussion. Our attempts to establish contact with alien civilizations compel us, for example, to define exactly what we mean by communication. In the past, anthropologists have categorized contacts with new cultures as either ethnological or ethological.

Making Scents of Life on Earth: Embedding Olfactory Information into Multi-Channel Interstellar Messages
Carrie Paterson

This talk proposes that an important goal for Active SETI will be to communicate the diversity and complexity of life and human cultures on Earth. This will best be achieved by exploring ways to embed decodable but elaborate information in signals that point to the lived experiences (e.g., embodiment) of being creatures not only living on this planet, but who are intimately of Earth.

How the SETI Institute Searches for Signals: The Allen Telescope Array
Jon Richards

The SETI Institute is famous for its radio signal search efforts, yet many don't know where and how we do it. This talk will provide an overview of the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array in remote northern California. We scan the sky searching for radio signals from an extraterrestrial intelligence every night for 12 hours.