The Weekly Stripe – 20.11.20
We're going extraterrestrial this week and looking into the human fascination with life in outer space.
Find out the history behind the first ‘flying saucer’ sighting and how a misquote shaped the narrative and cultural ideas of UFOs that we have today.
Why are we so obsessed with martians? Trace back to the invention of aliens in science fiction and see how they’ve evolved and embedded themselves in culture.
The pandemic has highlighted key tensions about the role of scientists and politicians in decision-making. Find out how the pandemic is preparing us for our first contact with extra-terrestrial life.
Is Earth a galactic Zoo? Find about the ‘great silence’ and what scientists think might be the biological or sociological explanations.
Meet the photographer, Pantanella, who spent time photographing a group of UFO believers in Italy whose beliefs in extra-terrestrial life equal that of religious convictions.