Headshot of Jonathon Keats

Documenting the next millennium of Tempe urbanization in history’s slowest photograph

Boasting two interstate freeways and one of Arizona’s largest shopping malls, the city of Tempe has been selected to represent the evolution of world civilization over the next thousand years. On Friday, March 6, 2015, the ASU Art Museum will install a camera designed by experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats to take a millennium-long photograph of […]

Jad Abumrad holding a light bulb

ASU invites community to help redesign the future at Emerge 2015

Radically new visions of the future will be showcased as part of Arizona State University’s Emerge 2015 – a one-day event featuring visionary Jad Abumrad, host of the award-winning show Radiolab, and 10 spellbinding “visitations from the future,” including theatrical performances, improvisation, games, dance and hands-on opportunities to design and build the future.

Water painting for the show The Dollhouse

Actor Harry Lennix joins ASU sci-fi dinner series event

Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and Project Humanities will present the latest installment of the Science Fiction TV Dinner series at 6 p.m., Jan. 22, at the Marston Exploration Theater on ASU’s Tempe campus. The event, focused on the television series Dollhouse, will feature one of its stars, Harry Lennix, whose credits include the films Man of Steel, Ray, The Matrix: Reloaded and Revolutions, and NBC’s new hit series The Blacklist.

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 […]

Margaret Atwood, by Jean Malek

Author Margaret Atwood to discuss creative writing, science at ASU

This article originally appeared in ASU News. Internationally renowned novelist and environmental activist Margaret Atwood will visit Arizona State University this November to discuss the relationship between art and science, and the importance of creative writing and imagination for addressing social and environmental challenges. Atwood’s visit will mark the launch of the Imagination and Climate […]

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Winners announced in collaborative, global sci-fi competition

Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, Intel and the Society for Science & the Public are proud to announce the winners of their competition, “The Future – Powered by Fiction.” The competition challenged young people ages 13-25 from all over the world to share their visions for possible futures inspired by real science and technology. To see a full list of winners, visit: http://isef.tomorrow-projects.com/results/