Abstract: The Golden Record on board of the Voyager spacecraft (1977) is on a journey through outer space, carrying a sampling of world music into the unknown. Conceived as a visiting card to other life in the universe, the Golden Record has been called a “message in a bottle” and an “interstellar mixtape.”—The question I want to ask is simple: What would actually happen if extraterrestrials picked it up at the other end? Can we expect that extraterrestrials have ears? What does listening even mean in an interstellar context?
Deb Cohen (University of Toronto)
Beyond '150': Transnational Infrastructures of Empire and Resistance
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Co-sponsored with Media@McGill
Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth University)
Cruel Design/Disobedient Design – The Art and Politics of Designing for Social Justice