“What We Talk About When We Talk To Aliens”
Throughout the history of the search for ET, strategies for sending radio signals towards potentially inhabited planetary systems have always made unscientific assumptions and projections about alien culture, language, society and even economy. In my presentation I will deconstruct some recent scientific attempts to actively send out radio signals to other star systems and the hegemonic assumptions that are tied to the content of these radio compositions.
Friday Forum Winter 2015 Schedule
Fridays, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Humanities 1, Room 202
A weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students.
January 15- James Beneda, Politics
January 22- Alex Moore, HAVC
January 29- Whitney Devos, Literature
February 5- Sophia Magnone, Literature
February 12- Andrei Tcacenco, History
February 19- Amanda Reyes, History & Consciousness
February 26- Keith Spencer, Literature
March 4- Laura Harrison, Sociology
March 11- Bristol Cave La-Costa, History