Frankenstein Graduate Position at ASU

Attention prospective Arizona State University graduate students! ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant as part of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, published in 1818, has provided a remarkably durable and provocative vision for the relationship between creativity and responsibility. […]

Under Tomorrow’s Sky

Under Tomorrow’s Sky brings together an ensemble of scientists, technologists, futurists and designers to collectively author a proposal for a future city – an imaginary urbanism, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. The Center for Science and the Imagination aims to participate in the Future Cities design think tank, developing narratives and scenarios that speculate on how urban systems in the future might feel or function, what their social and cultural fabric might be, and what forms they might take. The model for the future city will generate public exhibitions, publications, and a variety of other narrative media projects exploring the implications and consequences of emerging urban conditions.

Video: Tomorrow Project

On September 24, 2012, the Center for Science and the Imagination launched a new collaboration with Intel, Tomorrow Project USA. To help inspire collaborators on this new project, we interviewed a number of researchers and leaders at Arizona State University, exploring how we can shape the future both through research and by telling new stories about futures we want to build together, and the futures we want to avoid. This short trailer will give you a sense of the way that ASU and Intel are teaming up to encourage us to think about the future in a more ambitious, optimistic and thoughtful way. Keep an eye on our site for the full versions of each interview!