Doug Vakoch

Doug Vakoch – the director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, as well as the only social scientist employed by a SETI organization. He investigates how one might craft messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space and could serve to permit communication between humans and extraterrestrials even without face-to-face contact. He is particularly interested in how we might compose messages that would begin to express what it’s like to be human.