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  • Medical Anthropology Quarterly 06/2012; 26(2):292-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Throughout the history of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), there has been widespread recognition of the profound societal implications of detecting intelligence beyond Earth. At the SETI Institute, interstellar message construction serves as the focus of a multidisciplinary attempt to prepare for the cultural impact of signal detection and the critical events that would follow. Interstellar message construction at the SETI Institute builds upon the recommendations of the 1991–1992 Workshops on the Cultural Aspects of SETI, while also exploring opportunities for multidisciplinary contributions on new topics. Through a series of international workshops in Toulouse, Paris, Zagreb, Washington, and Bremen, the SETI Institute and partner organizations have fostered broad-based discussion about some of the most important decisions that would follow detection of extraterrestrial intelligence, including “should we reply?” and if so, “what should we say, and how might we say it?”. Several of the themes addressed at these workshops will be highlighted, including the relationship between art and science in designing messages, the value of interactive messages, and the importance of better understanding the nature of language.
    Acta Astronautica 02/2011;
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigates how performing competitive poetry aids in the resolution of internal conflict in poetry slam participants. Grounded theory methodology was chosen for this research; the results are further grounded by comparison to the creative arts therapy literature. Eight participants were asked how writing and practicing poems affected their feelings of internal conflict, how performing for an audience, receiving scores, and performing their most honest work affected them, and why they continue to slam.A total of 45 noteworthy codes emerged (at least 63% endorsed). Slam poets must have the goal of eliciting emotions in the audience, write and revise with the audience in mind, and experience a mutuality with the audience. This study concludes that in order to be successful in slam, a recreational poetry competition seen as entertainment, poets must present themselves as sympathetic heroes, which directs their narratives towards a selfview of health.
    The Arts in Psychotherapy 09/2009;


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