The SETI-Jam will Leverage Latest Science and Data to Inspire Learning.
Mountain View, Calif. – September 11, 2014 – The SETI Institute, the world’s only organization dedicated to researching the origin and nature of life in the universe, has today announced SETI-JAM, the first game development jam to utilize SETI Institute research findings, data, and input from key scientists. SETI-JAM is for game developers of every experience level interested in collaborating to create games on the theme of the Drake Equation, which is used to estimate the number of communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. While this equation is the theme for SETI-JAM, participants will also have access to actual data of over 70 scientists at the SETI Institute, including research on asteroids, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, extrasolar planet detection, earthquake prediction, climate change, the birth of stars, and much more. This game jam is the first in a new SETI Institute Initiative to use games to engage the public in real science and the search for life in the universe. Continue reading