The Messaging Intelligent Life assignment consists of the following:Construct an artifact to send to outer-space with the goal of contacting and eliciting a response from intelligent life.Write an approximately 700-word paper describing your artifact and your rationale behind its design.Upload photographs or a video of your artifact
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SCI 215SC ? Messaging Intelligent Life
The Messaging Intelligent Life project consists of two parts.
1. Construct an artifact to send to outer-space with the goal of contacting and eliciting a response
from an intelligent life.
2. Write an approximately 700-word paper describing your artifact and your thinking behind its
Artifact Design Parameters
Your artifact should follow the design parameters listed below.
? This artifact must be sensorial (meaning it emits sound), tactile, emit an odor, and produce visual
cues (static or dynamic, text or moving images, etc.), or it may include a combination of these
? The artifact must be portable and weigh less than five pounds.
? The artifact must address how to establish communication as well as deliver a message.
o Note: Aliens don?t speak English. Avoid using a language or means of communication
that involve an established knowledge of a language.
? The artifact does not have to be functional.
Your paper should elaborate on:
? Identification of the assumptions you made about the E.T. and its physiology in order to receive
? A description of the message to deliver and how this message is expressed to the E.T.
? A description of the decisions you made on the design of the artifact, providing reasoning behind
? Discussion of any alternative design choices you considered and why these were ruled out.
Before you submit your assignment, check the rubric below to make sure you have addressed all of the
grading categories in this assignment.
You will submit each part of the assignment separately to the same Assignment box no later than
Sunday 11:59 EST/EDT. (This Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.) Please label each file as Part 1 and
something that has been
tried before or already
Artifact contains a
Artifact contains some
elements of creativity
Artifact is unique.
Artifact engages multiple
senses in typical ways.
Assumptions identified in
the paper do not pertain
to the design of the
Not all of the
addressed in the design
of the artifact.
Artifact contains a
The design of the artifact
The message is only
focused on contact.
The paper includes
several grammatical and
spelling errors and/or
very little organization.
Total ____ / 50 points
The message is focused
on both contact and
eliciting a response, but
one of these needs
The paper includes a
few grammatical and
spelling errors and/or is
somewhat organized but
The message has strong
features to improve
ability to contact and
achieve a response.
The paper is excellently
written and clear, but it
may have some minor or
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