After first contact: meeting the cosmic in-law

27 July at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

A workshop considering some of the following questions:  Should we reply? Why and how should we send a message? What do we say after we say hello? In deciphering the message, what have we assumed? How will we treat each other? Will we have immunity as diplomats or traders? With interstellar space technology, different experiences, cultures, communication methods and appearance, more questions arise: what they want - why they are here - how we will change each other. What about migration and colonisation? Haley and Fasan's Metalaw and the background of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty suggests ways of interacting with extraterrestrial civilisations. Historic encounters show different ways of interaction in different civilisations – examples can be taken from South-East Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, the embassies between Rome and India, or from Europe to China and Japan.


Mukesh Chiman Bhatt

Mukesh Chiman Bhatt is a trans-disciplinary polymathic autodidact and Chartered Physicist at Birkbeck, University of London.

Researching law and space law from economic, legal, evolutionary and agential perspectives in migrating to and settling outer space with core qualifications and competences in physics, languages, law, computing and translation technologies and the social sciences with invited publications and presentations in a range of related topics including space law, astrobiology, culture, psychology, philosophies, science fiction and defence and aerospace materials.

Other interests include the use of space technologies by the elderly and disabled, the interpretation and philosophy of science in different cultures, dance and exercise. He can be found on, Researchgate and LinkedIn.

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