Space and Place: Anthropologist Explores Our View of Other Worlds

Space and Place: Anthropologist Explores Our View of Other Worlds

If seeing is believing, can we believe that there are planets beyond our solar system that we can’t see? How can we imagine other worlds? Are we alone? These are the kinds of questions pondered by Lisa Messeri, an anthropologist teaching in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society in UVA Engineering. She is the author of the recently published book, “Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds.” Read more…