You Talkin' to Me?
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Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Yap, yap, yap. There’s a lot of blather out there in the verbalsphere – you know what I’m saying? So you need to be crafty in order to be heard. We’ll wax eloquent about those who succeed at getting their messages across… from a theory about how animals compete for bandwidth to the beautiful and sonorous language of whales.
Also, how to recognize a message from E.T. And, making the case for letting that library card lapse: the extinction of the written word.
- Bernie Krause – Bio-acoustics researcher and director of Wild Sanctuary
- William Crossman – Author of VIVO: the Coming Age of Talking Computers and the director of the CompSpeak 2050 Institute for the Study of Talking Computers and Oral Cultures
- Laurance Doyle – Astronomer at the SETI Institute