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    "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.

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    The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter makes her TED Prize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.

    SETI’s Jill Tarter has devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere, and almost all aspects of this field have been affected by her work.

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_tarter_s_call_to_join_the_seti_search.html

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  3. Interview with Dr. Jill Tarter

    Dr. Jill Tarter holds the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. She has spent majority of her professional career attempting to determine whether we are alone in the universe, and among her other prior positions, she was the Project Scientist for NASA’s SETI program. In this interview, Dr. Tarter tells us about the latest in SETI research, including what we can expect the Square Kilometer Array to contribute to SETI.

    http://www.jodcast.net/archive/201501/

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  4. Robin Sloan’s Hilarious and Bizarre Food Novel

    The Bite team interviews author Robin Sloan, author of the new novel Sourdough. When a gift of magical sourdough starter lands on the protagonist’s lap, she rolls up her sleeves and learns how to bake. Secretive, invite-only farmer’s markets and oblique cheese mongers soon enter the picture. Sloan, whose previous novel is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, peppers the brisk, entertaining story with plenty of food trend send-ups along the way. Maddie and Kiera talk with Sloan about all that and more on this very special live episode of Bite.

    https://beta.prx.org/stories/326836

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  5. Interview: Robin Sloan, Author of ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ : NPR

    Author Robin Sloan has written short stories and worked for Twitter. His new book brings those two worlds together to argue that embracing digital culture doesn’t mean you have to give up the treasured books — and values — of the past.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/10/09/162233599/mr-penumbra-bridges-the-digital-divide?ft=1&f=1032

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  6. Interview: Robin Sloan, Author of ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ : NPR

    Author Robin Sloan has written short stories and worked for Twitter. His new book brings those two worlds together to argue that embracing digital culture doesn’t mean you have to give up the treasured books — and values — of the past.

    https://www.npr.org/2012/10/09/162233599/mr-penumbra-bridges-the-digital-divide

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