You Talkin' to Me?

Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 16:00

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