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July 13 2013

17:47

Desktop Diaries: Jill Tarter

"Someone described my office as an eight-year-old's daydream," says astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been collecting E.T.-themed office ornaments for 30 years. Tarter was the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute's first employee, and the inspiration for the character in Carl Sagan's Contact.

February 10 2011

01:10

Jill Tarter , Robin Sloan “Long Conversation 5 of 19”

This is one conversation out of the 19 that took place as part of the Long Conversation. Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over 6 hours in San Francisco on Saturday October 16, 02010. http://longnow.org/seminars/02010/oct/16/long-conversation-5-19/
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