An Illuminated Manuscript About Space Exploration, Science Fiction, and Physics

You just don’t see many illuminated manuscripts these days. There’s a good reason why: They take a long time to make.

I learned this recently when I set out to commission a thoroughly modern illuminated manuscript: not a religious text, but an interview with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Paul Davies, a professor at Arizona State University and the author of books like How to Build a Time Machine.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Highlights

Event Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

Episode: “Intervention” (Season 5)
Speakers: Bridget Kromhout, tech operations engineer; Astrid Atkinson, senior engineering manager, Google; Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media, ASU; Nina Miller, design strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

Science Fiction TV Dinner: House, M.D. – Highlights

Event Date: September 30, 2014
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Episode: “Cane and Able” (Season 3)
Speakers: Dr. Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison at ASU’s Biodesign Institute; Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health services and professor of medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona; Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

A black background with the words “Stage The Future,” in 3D font. A cute, children’s book-esque depiction of a silver robot holding a skull is reclining atop the word “Future.”

Stage the Future 2: The Second International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

Sponsored by ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Call for papers: submissions due by January 15, 2015 to stagethefuture@gmail.com – see below for submission guidelines Following a successful first conference in the UK, Stage the Future 2 invites abstract submissions for the second annual international […]

An open book is depicted in blue binary zeroes and ones. The background is made up of walls of binary as well, against a solid black background.

Researchers explore future of ‘postdigital’ textbook

This story was originally published at ASU News. An interdisciplinary team at Arizona State University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program to conduct research on the future of the textbook. The project focuses on the “postdigital textbook,” a new type of educational technology that combines […]

Promotional photo from Universal’s 1931 film Frankenstein: the actor Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster, in black and white, with wrinkled and wrecked skin, visible stitches and scars, and bolts in his neck, grimacing under heavy-lidded eyes.

Exciting Spring 2015 Courses at ASU English: Frankenstein and Jane Austen

This piece is written by Luu Nguyen, and was originally published at ASU News. One of CSI’s major upcoming projects is the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, which will organize a broad range of activities to celebrate the bicentennial of the writing and publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein from 2016-2018.  Dubbing the mash-up “Beauty and the Beast,” the Arizona State […]

Project Hieroglyph Book Launch: Phoenix, AZ

Launch event for Project Hieroglyph’s first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HarperCollins, 2014) at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ on October 22, 2014.

Imaginary College member G. Pascal Zachary on Technology Scholar Thomas P. Hughes

CSI Imaginary College member G. Pascal Zachary wrote an article in the Spring 2014 issue of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society remembering the late, great Thomas P. Hughes, a historian and sociologist of technology: Whenever I receive inquiries about the effects of technological change on American society, my response is to steer students […]

SciFiTV Podcast: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Event date: October 8, 2014
Location: ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Speakers: Bridget Kromhout, tech operations engineer; Astrid Atkinson, senior engineering manager, Google; Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media, ASU; Nina Miller, design strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

SciFiTV Podcast: House, MD

Event date: September 30, 2014
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Episode: “Cane and Able” (Season 3)
Speakers: Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison, ASU Biodesign Institute; Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health services, Arizona Health Sciences Center; Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination