Collaborations

The organizations we are working with in our projects and research.

  • Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program

    Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program

    The Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program is an affiliate of the National Academy of Engineering’s prestigious program; it combines innovative curriculum with co-curricular experiences that create an intellectual fusion which spans academic disciplines and includes entrepreneurial, global and service learning opportunities. CSI collaborates with the Grand Challenge Scholars program to develop STEM learning modules that use science fiction as a tool for prototyping the future and exploring the social and cultural implications of scientific and technological breakthroughs.

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    Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program

    The Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program is an affiliate of the National Academy of Engineering’s prestigious program; it combines innovative curriculum with co-curricular experiences that create an intellectual fusion which spans academic disciplines and includes entrepreneurial, global and service learning opportunities.

    The program’s goal is to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve the grand challenges facing society during the next century. Through completion of the five components of the program, students will have the opportunity to engage in research relating to their selected grand challenge, explore interdisciplinary coursework, gain an global perspective, engage in entrepreneurship, and give back to the community through service learning.

    CSI collaborates with the Grand Challenge Scholars program to develop STEM learning modules that use science fiction as a tool for prototyping the future and exploring the social and cultural implications of scientific and technological breakthroughs. Our first curriculum module focuses on worldbuilding, setting and character development to highlight the human consequences – both negative and positive – of radical innovation.

  • Tempe Center for the Arts

    Tempe Center for the Arts

    We are collaborating with the Tempe Center for the Arts on its American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction exhibit (open January 17 – May 31, 2014), contributing a series of video interviews with scholars from the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering that will be available to view in the exhibit. These interviews will highlight the importance of popular culture and science fiction in motivating scholars to study science and technology, and the importance of fiction, creativity and storytelling as tools for thinking constructively about the future.

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    Tempe Center for the Arts

    The Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) is one of the finest venues in Arizona – a jewel in the crown of a city known for its support of the arts. Designed by the Tempe-based firm Architekton and award-winning Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles, TCA houses a state-of-the-art, 600-seat theater, a 200-seat studio theater and a 3,500 square-foot gallery, and is a vibrant hub for local artistic, cultural and community events.

    We are collaborating with the Tempe Center for the Arts on its American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction exhibit (open January 17 – May 31, 2014), contributing a series of video interviews with scholars from the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering that will be available to view in the exhibit. These interviews will highlight the importance of popular culture and science fiction in motivating scholars to study science and technology, and the importance of fiction, creativity and storytelling as tools for thinking constructively about the future.

    tempe.gov/TCA

  • Intel Labs

    Intel Labs

    How will people read in the future? What will books look and feel like? How will publishers adjust in the face of technological upheaval? In what new ways will authors engage with their readers? CSI is collaborating with Intel® Labs on a number of creative interventions and research projects to explore the future of books, reading, writing and publishing.

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    Intel Labs

    How will people read in the future? What will books look and feel like? How will publishers adjust in the face of technological upheaval? In what new ways will authors engage with their readers? CSI is collaborating with Intel® Labs on a number of creative interventions and research projects to explore the future of books, reading, writing and publishing.

    Our first collaborative project was Sprint Beyond the Book, an ambitious experiment that teamed up novelists, scholars, digital publishers and journalists to create a digital book featuring original writing, video and images in just 72 hours. From October 9-11, 2013, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we wrote, edited and assembled a collaboratively written book about the future of publishing.

    The book, Beyond the Book, also features crowdsourced text and video responses to a variety of questions about the future of books and publishing collected through the project’s website. It was created using a collaborative media platform, currently in prototype form at Intel® Labs. The book is free to read and share, and is available now at the Sprint Beyond the Book website. Beyond the Book is a living document, so check back frequently for updates and enhancements!

    sprintbeyondthebook.com

  • Hieroglyph

    Hieroglyph

    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.

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    Hieroglyph

    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.

    hieroglyph.asu.edu

     

  • Emerge

    Emerge

    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.

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    Emerge

    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.

    emerge.asu.edu

  • Intel’s Tomorrow Project

    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.

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    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. Digital copies are free to download and share at the Tomorrow Project website.

    Our first collaborative anthology, Cautions, Dreams & Curiosities, was released in October 2013. It features Green Dreams, a series of written pieces and visual art proposing fact-based, imaginative and beautiful sustainable visions of the future that we can build together, along with Grand Visions and Big Challenges, a set of stories that prototype solutions to the biggest challenges facing humanity today.

    Our current project, The Future – Powered by Fiction, will feature short stories, essays, short films and graphic novels created by young people worldwide. We are accepting submissions for this next anthology from young people ages 13-25 anywhere in the world until December 31, 2013.


      The art for the stories in the new anthologyDownload Cautions, Dreams & Curiosities

    • Future Tense

      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.

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      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.

      futuretense.newamerica.net

    • Solve for X

      Solve for X

      CSI and Arizona State University share Solve for X’s commitment to ambitious, solutions-focused moonshot thinking. Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a moonshot. Great moonshot discussions require an innovative mindset–including a healthy disregard for the impossible–while still maintaining a level of practicality.

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      Solve for X

      Solve for X was started by a team from Google [x] in 2012 as an experiment to encourage discussion of technological solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems, and has evolved into a global network of creative individuals and institutions dedicated to radical innovation.

      CSI and Arizona State University share Solve for X’s commitment to ambitious, solutions-focused moonshot thinking. Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a moonshot. Great moonshot discussions require an innovative mindset–including a healthy disregard for the impossible–while still maintaining a level of practicality.

      Solve for X is featuring a number of exciting moonshot solutions being developed right here at ASU:

    • 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.

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      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

      Quanta

      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.

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      Quanta

      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.

      quanta.asu.edu