Today’s theme was heralded by the arrival of Extraterrestrial Culture Day last week. While the day itself is native to New Mexico, USA, it does give us a chance to talk – or wonder – about what extraterrestrial culture might be like.
-In an attempt to learn more about alien culture: the 7 longest messages sent into space.
-In counterpoint to the above, a discussion of whether we might be shooting ourselves in the foot by transmitting messages.
-Speaking of alien culture, the last wishes of deceased author of the Culture series, Iain M Banks, were recently released: that the series be continued by his friend Ken MacLeod.
-A summary of some interesting and well-realised aliens and their cultures from the last 70 years.