Workshop
Celestial Wayfindings
26 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

This hour-long workshop focuses on non-Western perspectives that understand the celestial as neither alien nor outer. In reflecting on the A Sign in Space project, we engage in activities that explore how intelligent extraterrestrials might imagine language and spacial mapping in radically different ways.

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Decoding and Signal Processing
30 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

In this workshop ATA astronomer Wael Farah and radio engineer Daniel Estévez will give a tutorial on decoding, signal processing, and will explain the notional difference between a potential ETI signal and that received for A Sign in Space. All levels are welcome!

*Cover credits: photo by Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill

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Signs in Space
31 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

Join “A Sign in Space” Artistic Director in a lively and thought provoking brainstorming session about the possible meaning of the simulated extra-terrestrial message created for the project.

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How to prepare for the possible discovery of Extraterrestrial Life
6 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

Join Episcopal priest and Mars Rover mission scientist in discussing the potential implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life at the intersection of spiritual and scientific approaches. Host

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Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Islamic Thought
7 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 75min

 One of the most influential heavenly messages in the history of humanity has been the Quran. The revelation received by Prophet Muhammad contains many references to intelligent beings from outside our world, including jinn, angels and God himself.

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SETI-Lit: Decoding and Recoding through Digital Narrative
9 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

This 90-minute workshop hosted by Professors Scott Rettberg and Joseph Tabbi of the Center for Digital Narrative will explore the potentialities of electronic literature (e-lit) for the reception and interpretation of extraterrestrial communication.

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The ethics of X
12 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

This is an opportunity to discuss our ideas about the future of contact with a philosophy professor and trained ethicist. We will think critically together about uncertain futures, unknown others, our sense of duty, our sense of wonder, and the effects that extraterrestrial prospects have on us and here and now.

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La vida en el universo: una perspectiva latinoamericana
10 July at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 75min

Descubran los aportes de Latinoamérica a la búsqueda de la vida en el universo con Jovita Vásquez Balarezo, sabia del pueblo Shipibo y directora de la Universidad amazónica UCSS-Nopoki, el padre José Funes, por 9 años director de la Specola Vaticana, y los investigadores del Centro Internacional InCosmiCon.

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WRETI: Writing in Response to ETI
19 July at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

Are we ready to communicate with aliens? This panel, hosted by Gregory Betts,  considers the implications of A Sign in Space by Daniela de Paulis, using a wealth of literary experience to engage with the cultural resonances of this artwork.

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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.

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How to Avoid Obliteration: Disability as a Model for First Contact
25 September at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 7:00 pm CEST
Duration: 60min

Because humanity is a young (and presumably vulnerable) technological species, many of the models we use for first contact are decidedly grim. Our most prevalent examples of conflict between civilizations with different military/economic/technological force are the horribly destructive historical encounters between the 'old' and 'new' worlds.

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