The Golden Record Remastered

Studio 360

WHEN:Tuesday September 27 at 7pm
WHERE:WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Space (44 Charlton Street, New York)

What message should wesend into the depths of space to represent humanity?

That was the challenge faced by Carl Sagan and a select group of scientists, technologists, and artists in the late '70s in advance of the 1977 launch of the Voyager spacecraft. Voyager left Earth carrying messages for our cosmic neighbors: the Golden Record. The record described Earth and its human inhabitants to potential extraterrestrial civilizations in an attempt to---as advisor B. M. Oliver expressed it---"appeal to and expand the human spirit."

Science Fridayand Studio 360are re-imagining the Golden Record in anticipation of its 40th anniversary with an evening of art, science, and exploration.The evening is presented incollaboration with The Greene Space,Groupmuseand WQXR and will feature performances by theUlysses QuartetandTenth Interventionas well as a discussion with Kurt, writer and bloggerMaria Popova, and Science Friday'sIra Flatow.

We're also updating the Golden Record idea for 2016--- and we need your help. Whatmusic or other sound would you put on it? Record a voice memo and send it to Or fill out this survey.

Producedwith support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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