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ppt10 contact1&2 - Contact (1997) Memes, media, and...

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1 Memes, media, and science in Contact Mind Expansion to Proceed Now October 7, 2010 Contact (1997) Directed by Robert Zemeckis Back to the Future (1985) Forrest Gump (1994) book by Carl Sagan – one of America’s most famous scientists – believed the average citizen can and should understand a scientiFc view of the world – believed mass media can and should educate people on science and scientiFc discoveries. Contact (1997) Directed by Robert Zemeckis Back to the Future (1985) Forrest Gump (1994) book by Carl Sagan – one of America’s most famous scientists – believed the average citizen can and should understand a scientiFc view of the world – believed mass media can and should educate people on science and scientiFc discoveries. Contact (1997) Directed by Robert Zemeckis Back to the Future (1985) Forrest Gump (1994) book by Carl Sagan – one of America’s most famous scientists – believed the average citizen can and should understand a scientiFc view of the world – believed mass media can and should educate people on science and scientiFc discoveries Ellen Arroway • based on real life person! Jill Tarter • born 1944 • astronomer • pioneer in the use of radio telescopes to: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence • SETI c. 1980
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2 Jill Tarter • born 1944 • astronomer • pioneer in the use of radio telescopes to: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence • director of the SETI Institute Jill Tarter • born 1944 • astronomer • pioneer in the use of radio telescopes to: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence • “archaeologist of the future” How many planets have been discovered in the universe? How many planets have been discovered in the universe? • As of October 2010 • 492 How many planets have been discovered in the universe? • As of October 2010 • 492 An inhabitable planet outside our solar system? Last week Astronomers announced the Frst discovery of a potentially inhabitable planet outside our solar system. Orbiting a star called Gliese 581. – 20 light years from Earth
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3 • Planet discovered at Keck observatory • Kamuela, Hawaii Keck Observatory Two giant eyes … Meme 2 (from text intro): “Media are extensions of human consciousness” The Search For Life Elsewhere … • … is moving forward at accelerating pace. • Book Author: – Kasting is a professor at Penn State The Search For Life Elsewhere … • Kepler Space Probe – NASA • Function: – Search for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars …
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4 Jill Tarter “archaeologist of the future” Her persistent vision over 30-40 years helped pave the way for this quest … Jill Tarter “archaeologist of the future” Her persistent vision over 30-40 years helped pave the way for this quest … Tarter has perhaps shaped the future more than any celebrity or movie star or business exec or politician alive on this planet. Tarter’s vision
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