EVOKE Trailer

Want to change the future? Start with a great story. EVOKE is a massive multi-player online educational game that uses narrative to help players develop 21st century skills and drive collaborative innovation. EVOKE “agents” engage online and in the real world in social networks to complete missions that will change their community, their country and their future. EVOKE is a collaboration between the World Bank and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination.

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

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.

Romancing the Rational: Debating the Scientific Imagination

CSI and ASU’s Department of English present a conversation about the Romantic Era and the scientific imagination. Panelists include Richard C. Sha, professor in the Department of Literature at American University and an expert on science, literature and emotion in the Romantic Era; Mark Lussier, professor and chair of the Department of English; Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English . Click here to watch the full event.

Future of the Book: Stanford Panel Discussion

A panel discussion at Stanford University on May 13, 2014 on the Future of Reading, featuring:

Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University

Eileen Gunn, science fiction author and publisher of The Infinite Matrix

David Rothenberg, experimental musician and professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology

Mark Algee-Hewitt, associate director of the Literary Lab at Stanford University

Dan Gillmor, journalist and professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University

The panel was part of our Sprint Beyond the Book project; learn more at SprintBeyondTheBook.com.

Announcing the Winners of The Future – Powered by Fiction Competition

On May 14, 2014, Intel futurist Brian David Johnson took to Google Hangouts to announce the winners of The Future – Powered by Fiction, a competition that challenged young people worldwide to think critically and creatively about possible futures we can build together. The competition is part of Tomorrow Project USA, an ongoing collaboration between Intel, […]