A while back I wrote about a wonderful piece of art-meets-science-meets-the-public called Tweets In Space, the brainchild of Nathaniel Stern and Scott Kildall. You can read all about this project here.
The terrific news is that all systems are go for today, Friday 21st September, as part of the International Symposium on Electronic Art in New Mexico. To quote from the Tweets In Space website:
“As a live performance event between 8:30 and 9 PM Mountain time (10.30-11pm EST) on September 21st 2012, we’ll beam Twitter discussions from participants worldwide towards GJ667Cc – an exoplanet 22 light years away that might support human-like, biological life. By engaging the millions of voices in the Twitterverse and dispatching them into the larger Universe, Tweets in Space activates a potent conversation about communication and life that traverses beyond our borders or understanding.”
Read the full article at the Scientific American.