Space Archeology Embraces Transdisciplinarity

February 17, 2016


An ‘engaged populace’ is a primary driver of transdisciplinarity – – there is a growing public demand to be included in scientific practices and for the scientific community to seek a ‘shared vision’ or ‘contract with the public.’ Transdiciplinarity is a holistic and synergistic approach to studying an issue or problem – – it is issue, or problem generated, not discipline-driven.

Space archeology from a transdiciplinary perspective embraces science, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, technology, and public input. Geograhic boundaries will be crossed to discover, study, and preserve global archeological sites.

This report NPR:

‘Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. She uses satellite imagery to track looted ancient burial sites and find pyramids hidden under Egyptian cities. Now, she has bigger plans: to launch a worldwide campaign to make all of us space archaeologists.

She will be doing it through a digital platform called Global Xplorer, that will utilize crowdsourcing and satellite images to discover and protect unknown archaeological sites around the world.

Her ultimate goal is to launch it globally, with the app hosting different languages.

“We’re answering the big questions about who we are and where we’ve come from,” she says. “And the fact that we can get the world to be a part of that is pretty exciting.”‘




“We can be pessimistic, give up and help ensure that the worst will happen,” says Noam Chomsky. “Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist and maybe help make the world a better place.”

Why I choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

‘Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s most influential linguists (the same prolific scholar known around the world for his trenchant critiques of US foreign policy and critical analyses on a wide range of social and political issues), has also been preoccupied for much of his life with the perennial question of what kind of creatures we are. His pathbreaking contributions to the field of linguistics have considerably advanced our understanding of the human mind, which has in turn influenced a diverse area of studies, ranging from cognitive science and computer science to philosophy and psychology.’

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