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SETI AIR Newsletter - June 2023

SETI AIR Newsletter - June 2023

SETI AIR Newsletter




Bettina Forget

If you could send a message to an alien, what would you say? What would you ask? Would you send a poem, a drawing, or a song? The website of Daniela de Paulis’ project A Sign in Space invites you to contribute a drawing or a sonic response to the simulated alien message that was received on Earth last month. Let’s get an interplanetary conversation going! Read more about this ambitious project below.

Don’t forget to check out our News and Events section for upcoming exhibitions and publications.

Wishing you clear skies,


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Daniela de Paulis

A Sign in Space - Latest Updates

On May 24, 2023, the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter sent a simulated alien message back to Earth. It was the official launch of Daniela de Paulis’ art project A Sign in Space, which invites the world to explore the process of decoding and interpreting an extraterrestrial message. The signal was successfully received by the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array and the Greenbank Observatory in the USA, and the Medicina Observatory in Italy. As soon as the data package was uploaded to the public domain, the project's Discord channel started buzzing. After only 12 days, most of the message was decoded. But - what does it mean?

We invite you to participate in the interpretation of the "alien" message. Join the conversation on the A Sign in Space Discord, exchange ideas in the A Sign in Space website’s chat room, or follow the project on social media. Get involved!





Browse the A Sign in Space SETI Live playlist, where you’ll be able to watch the live broadcast of the signal reception as well as workshops on Decoding and Signal Processing, Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Islamic Thought, Celestial Wayfindings, and more!


A Sign in Space - Selected News Coverage




Wired: The Race Is On to Crack an Artist’s ‘Test’ Signal From Aliens



New York Times: This Is Not an Extraterrestrial Signal. This is Just a Test.


Starry Sky

CNN: Alien-like message sent to Earth in a test to prepare for the real thing


SETI AIR Artist News & Events



Xin Liu

Seedlings and Offspring

Exhibition from July 7 - September 10, 2023
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, USA



Xin Liu

Self Devourer

Exhibition from May 25 - June 24, 2023
Make Room, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Bettina Forget

Beyond Gender: The Future of Being Human

Exhibition from June 22 - 25, 2023
Ceres Gallery, New York City, NY, USA



Jen Bervin

An Infinite and Omnivorous Sky

Exhibition catalogue accompanying the eponymous group exhibition at University Galleries of Illinois State University



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