While developing his new game Spore, Will Wright indulged in his lifelong interest in astrobiology and drew from the work of Jill Tarter over numerous visits to the SETI Institute. In this video Salon, Wright and Tarter meet to ask each other questions about gaming and science, the value of scientific revolutions, and advanced life in the universe.
To read the full Salon, order Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society - out October 12.
Jill Tarter + Will Wright
Video production by Joe Carroll