FRIDAY · 3/18


9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions - Jim Funaro


10:00-Noon SYMPOSIUM 1: What Does It Mean To Be Human?

Jim Funaro - Defining Humans for Animals, Machines and ETs

Al Harrison - The Humanistic Psychologist Meets People from Space

Michael Sims & Chris McKay - Human and Other Intelligences:

Discussants: Paul Bohannan, Richard Haines, Jim Moore & Rudy Rucker


WORKSHOP 1: Worldbuilding - Stephen Gillett


1:00-2:30 SYMPOSIUM 2: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Poul Anderson - SETI and CONTACT

Seth Shostak - "Beam Me Up!" A Problem for Scottie and SETI

Gerald Nordley - Interstellar Travel: Easier and Sooner Than We Thought


2:30-4:00 SYMPOSIUM 3: Virtual Reality: How Virtual, How Real?

Carol Stoker - Telepresence in Antarctica: Next Stop, the Moon

Creon Levit - Raster Masters: Real Time Visual Performance Ensemble

Joel Hagen - Exploring Mars via Computer: An Artist's View


WORKSHOP 1: Worldbuilding - Stephen Gillett


4:00-5:30 Reports: COTI and COTI Mundi Updates


7:00-9:00 Welcome Party: No Host Bar


9:00 onward Video Theatre




9:00-9:30 Announcements; Japan Report - Masamichi Osako


9:30-10:30 Report: COTI Mundi World - Martyn Fogg & Greg Barr


10:30-Noon SYMPOSIUM 4: Contact:The Good News, The Bad News...

Dennis Rohatyn - Avoiding Contact

Jim Funaro - Motives for Contact: Extrapolations from Human Behavior

Doug Raybeck - Predator-Prey Models and CONTACT Considerations


WORKSHOP 1: Worldbuilding - Stephen Gillett


Noon-1:00 John Lilly Video Theatre


1:00-2:30 SYMPOSIUM 5: Intra- & Extra-Terrestrial Communication

Panel: Ben Finney, John Lilly, Seth Shostak & Keith Ferrell


2:30-4:00 SYMPOSIUM 6: SolSys: The Solar System Simulation

Reed Riner - Introduction to SolSysSim

Board of Virtual Consultants: Timeline Critique

Student Perspectives


4:00-5:30 Reports: COTI and COTI Mundi Updates


WORKSHOP 2: SolSys Live Demonstration


7:00-8:30 Banquet & "Veteran of CONTACT" Address - Poul Anderson


8:30-11:00 A.T.O.I. Mystery School: A Benefit Performance Environment


SUNDAY · 3/20


9:30-10:30 Report: COTI Mundi Sentient - Martyn Fogg, Greg Barr & Team


10:30-Noon SYMPOSIUM 7: Looking Ahead

Keith Ferrell - Envisioning the Future

Don Scott - The Cartography Of Contact: Mapping the Journey.

Shelley Thomson - Remote Viewing of an Alien Species


1:00-3:00 COTI Team: Cultures of the Imagination Final Session



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