CONTACT I
April 8-10, 1983 - Santa Cruz, CA


Friday
The Science Fiction/Anthropology Connection
Reed Riner - "Materialists and Mentalists"
Paul Bohannan - "Premises and Science Fiction"
Larry Niven - "Specifics"
Science Fiction As Creative Ethnography
Michael Bishop - "Fictional Mirrors of Contemporary Human Societies"
C. J. Cherryh - "Regul: Case Study in Alien Creation"
Mischa Adams & Ruby Rohrlich - "In Search of Utopia: Mavericks and Mythmakers"
Bateson Project: Open Session
Film Program - Discussants Peter Beagle and Vivian Sobchack

Saturday
Monkey Bodies And Others
Robert N. Tyzzer - "Biological Factors in Species Contact"
Richard D. Johnson - "Looking Forward"
Paul Preuss - "Stranger Than We Can Imagine"
Monkey Minds: Theory And Method
Jerry Pournelle - "Data and the Voodoo Sciences"
Jim Funaro - "Science and Other Magick"
Charles F. Urbanowicz - "Culture, Anthropology and Science Fiction"
Bateson Project: Open Session

Sunday
The Bateson Project: Contact!
Major Discussants: Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
"Gamemaster" - C.J. Cherryh
Participants: Darrel Anderson, Michael Bishop, Paul Bohannan, C.J. Cherryh, Jim Funaro, Pamela Lee, Paul Preuss, Joel Hagen
A Tale of Two Cultures: Storyteller Ruthmarie Arguello-Sheehan and friends

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