Thursday, January 16, 2003

What to do with an anthropology degree

If only I'd known this when I still worried about how to defend my education in the face of hardcore engineering and science criticism: Meet Anthropologist Dr. Doug Vakoch.

"Dr. Douglas Vakoch is the Interstellar Message Group Leader at the SETI Institute, as well as the only social scientist employed by a SETI organization. Dr. Vakoch researches ways that different civilizations might create messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space, allowing communication between humans and extraterrestrials even without face-to-face contact. He is particularly interested in how we might compose reply messages that would begin to express what it's like to be human."

How cool is that?!

[via boingboing guestblogger Andrew Zolli]

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