INTERNATIONAL S.E.T.I (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) CONFERENCE 2024


About the symposium

This is a symposium which invites participants whose work is on the horizon of the known, from various fields, across science, the arts, astrophysics, astronomy, space science, humanities and other less traditional fields of study. We come together to share our experiences of confronting the unknown, and the impact of the unknown on culture and imagination. Participants are also encouraged to bring any experiments or works they have made that may create encounters with the unknown, in a form that others may interact with. It will also be an opportunity for an experiment in the unknown that will be run during the symposium, with participation from attendees.

Speakers and Chairs

  • Felipe Cervera (MEX-USA), Professor and Researcher, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of California Los Angeles - UCLA, California, USA.
  • Gunalan Nadarajan (USA-SG), Dean Emeritus and Professor, Stamps School of Art and Design, Art-Science-and Technology, University of Michigan, USA.
  • ST Sunardi (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, The Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies (Arts and Society Studies) Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia​​​​​.
  • Wataru Okamoto (JP), Professor and Researcher, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Mars Exploration Research, Nagoya University, Japan.
  • Gregorius Budi Subanar (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, The Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies (Arts and Society Studies) Sanata Dharma University​​​​​​​, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Gunawan Admiranto (ID), Astronomer and Researcher, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space – LAPAN/BRIN, Indonesia.
  • Rene T.A Lysloff (USA), Professor and Researcher, PostHuman, University of California Riverside - UCR, California, USA. 
  • Rochus Aust (DE) + Verena Barié (DE), Multidisciplinary Artist, Researcher and Curator, Germany.
  • Venzha Christ (ID), Director of ISSS – Indonesia Space Science Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Ivan Permana Putra (ID), Mycologist and Researcher, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia.
  • Barry Whittaker (USA-JP), Professor and Researcher of Art, Graphic and Interactive Design, Department of Art, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA.
  • Erianto Rachman (ID), Researcher, Technologist, and Writer “Finding God”, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Rendra Agusta (ID), Philologist and Researcher at Sraddha Institute Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia.
  • Adriana Knouf (NL), Xenologist, Media Artist, Professor and Researcher, Art and Design Northeastern University, Boston, Massachussets, USA.
  • Anastasia Rita Widiarti (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Informatics Engineering, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.