Hieroglyph, a collaboration with Neal Stephenson, teams up authors with scientists, engineers and other researchers to write science fiction stories that envision a near future radically changed by technological innovation. The project aims to break out of the gloomy, dystopian rut that dominates so many of our visions of the future by inspiring people to think critically and creatively about science, technology and society. CSI hosts an online platform that enables quick, easy collaboration between writers and researchers and invites broad public participation. Hieroglyph is currently assembling an anthology of fiction and non-fiction under contract with HarperCollins.


Emerge is an annual event that brings engineers, scientists, artists, storytellers and designers together to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments we share. In spring 2014 Emerge will present a “Carnival of the Future,” immersing participants in unexpected, thought-provoking, challenging and beautiful visions of the future.

Tomorrow Project USA

Intel’s Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project ignites creative, productive, science-based conversations about the future. Intel and CSI are collaborating to publish a series of anthologies featuring original content written by K-12 and college students and others, with CSI coordinating an editorial board of leading researchers, journalists, scholars and ASU students. Each anthology will focus on a different set of grand challenges and possible solutions. Our current project, The Future – Powered by Fiction, will feature short stories, essays, short films and graphic novels created by young people worldwide.

Future Tense

Future Tense is a partnership between ASU, the New America Foundation and Slate magazine to explore emerging technologies and their transformative effects on society and public policy. Future Tense hosts events and public conversations, and publishes original content from policymakers, scientists, humanists and journalists, including many ASU scholars, on Slate.

The Imagination Project

The Imagination Project

The Imagination Project is an ASU student organization that fosters imaginative and interdisciplinary thinking about the future by building prototypes, hosting conversations, conducting research and creating art. The group organizes events, campaigns and projects focused on catalyzing discussion, debate and action about ideas that will transform the future of humankind for the better.
To join The Imagination Project, visit their Facebook page or email imagination.asu AT gmail DOT com.


Quanta, an initiative of ASU’s Ofice of Knowledge Enterprise Development, is a revolutionary way to harness technology to inspire students about science. By using the Internet to connect high school students with college students and scientists, Quanta intends to give every student the chance to participate in real-world, computer-based science experiments and to have the nation’s top students and researchers mentor them in their own projects for school and science fairs.

Project Humanities

Project Humanities seeks to reveal the interactions among the humanities and other areas of scholarship and human endeavor, and to explore the ways that people connect with one another and make meaning from their shared experiences. These ambitious goals are closely aligned with the Center for Science and the Imagination’s mission to encourage productive collaborations among humanists, artists and scientists. Our growing relationship with Project Humanities includes the Science Fiction TV Dinner Series, as well as several other projects currently in development.