About Us

Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination brings writers, artists and other creative thinkers into collaboration with scientists, engineers and technologists to reignite humanity’s grand ambitions for innovation and discovery. The center serves as a network hub for audacious moonshot ideas and a cultural engine for thoughtful optimism. We provide a space for productive collaboration between the humanities and the sciences, bring human narratives to scientific questions, and explore the full social implications of cutting-edge research.

Our projects have been supported by Intel Corporation, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the World Bank, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and The John Templeton Foundation.