All the EarthSpeaks team asks is for people to upload a phrase, picture, or sound they believe should be sent if we ever do make contact. By collecting entries from across the globe a wide variety of perspectives can be obtained to better understand not just what can be said, but also how it may be understood or even misunderstood. After all, we don't want create any cosmic faux pas!
Another important aspect is keyword tagging descriptions of each to identify common themes amongst the messages. These too can be analyzed to understand the overall message people are attempting to communicate and not just the actual words (or images or sounds). Fortunately, all they are asking is for less than five minutes of your time.
Getting Started is Easy:
- Visit the Earth Speaks web page and click over to the login screen.
- Register to use the site by providing your name, country, zip code and age. Since everyone's entries are actually considered research on people (which is regulated), you will also need to eelctronically "sign" the consent form.
- Click on Submit Message to identify the type of message you wish to send (text, audio, or image).
- Enter your text in the appropriate field or attach the image/audio file you wish to use. You will also be asked for some keywords that best describe your message.
- That's it. Go sign up, be creative, and have fun!