Visual communication; Extraterrestrial beings
If we want to communicate with extraterrestrial intelligences, we must encode information we wish to transmit. I have designed some messages which could be sent to other intelligences. There are three possible message types: linguistic, formalized (like computer languages) and pictorial. I chose to study pictorial. I limited my investigation to two-dimensional messages. By using a square format with prime numbers as the lengths of sides, the decoding process would be made easier. Like the prime number, square format, the use of a group of pulses as a name for the object shown in the picture had previously been suggested. I developed this idea further to include adjectives, verbs and adverbs. I believe that sequence is of prime importance. By interrelating pictographs, I designed a short sequence depicting motion. I also made use of isolation .
Possible Pictorial Messages For Communication With Extraterrestrial Intelligences.
Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science, Vol. 44 No.1, 23-25.
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