Started in 2016, 72 Hours of Science is an SFI tradition that challenges postdoctoral researchers to produce an interdisciplinary publication in three days. In November of 2019, 14 SFI postdocs withdrew to an isolated research location to accomplish, in just 72 hours, a monumental task — decoding the first complex communication from an alien civilization.* […]
As part of Emergent Engineering Week, we converse with Joerael Numina about his "Mobilize Walls" project, which seeks to out-scale and out-(sm)art Trump's proposed Mexican/American border wall. He'll also discuss his piece "Voyager," commissioned by the Santa Fe Institute for IP2020, and the various complex themes throughout the image.