Month: August 2013
Elysium Review: Technology
Elysium isn’t as strong of a social commentary as director Neill Blomkamp’s last science fiction venture, District 9, but it still has something to teach us, in a heavy-handed sort
Searching the Past for the Future
Have you ever wondered what people in the past thought the future would be like? What kinds of inventions they thought would revolutionize the way we live? When I look
5 Burning Questions: Tracey Grose
We talk with Tracey Grose, Vice President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.
ASU to Host Walking Dead Discussion of Zombies and Taxes
5 Burning Questions: Juan José Diaz Infante
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with curator, photographer and poet Juan José Diaz Infante, mission director for the Mexican Space Collective. Learn more about the Mexican
Bright Lights, Big Seedling
There is no denying that James Cameron created a fantastic world in his award-winning film Avatar. With magnificent animals, blinding colors and bioluminescent tree spirits, it is hard to believe
Towers Invading the Skies
When designing the world’s tallest skyscrapers, there are important factors that absolutely must be considered. What materials are needed to keep a 200-story building from collapsing? Can balconies and gardens
Exosuits Allow for Super Strength, Enhanced Precision
From the load lifter in Aliens to the Human Universal Load Carrier in Elysium, robotic super-suits have a serious fan base in science fiction culture. And what’s not to love?
Resource for teachers: storytelling and the future
This summer and fall, we are teaming up with Intel’s Tomorrow Project and the Society for Science & the Public to present The Future – Powered by Fiction, a competition
Watching Star Wars in Navajo
This is a guest post from ASU professor of English Laura Tohe, writing about the July 3, 2013 unveiling of Star Wars: A New Hope dubbed into the Navajo language,
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100 great science fiction stories written by women
Mary Shelley, the world’s first science fiction author. Portrait by Richard Rothwell, 1840. Yesterday one of our spectacular student researchers, Zac Heth, alerted us to this great blog post by
The Conversation: Ed Finn
5 Burning Questions: Boyd Branch
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Boyd Branch.