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. […]
Newly released: American Dreamers, a collection of “dreams from optimists, inventors and mavericks with ideas for a brighter future.” My essay (online here) leads off the book with a look at the combustible, illuminating nature of good ideas and the unique optimism of the American Dream. It’s also a pretty good declaration of principles for what […]
One of our Hieroglyph collaborations.
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.
Ron Broglio, Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University, discusses how philosophy, aesthetics and literature can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.