Month: November 2013
Help an Indie Bookstore!
Our friends at Changing Hands Bookstore are planning to open a second location (complete with a book-themed bar called First Draft, naturally) in Downtown Phoenix, and they need your help!
5 Burning Questions: David Quammen
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with David Quammen, the author of Spillover. David visited Arizona State University in November 2013, to discuss Spillover, Animal Infections and the Threat of Pandemic.
David Quammen at ASU: Spillover, Pandemics and Scientific Storytelling
David Quammen’s Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (W.W. Norton, 2012) is an eloquent book, weaving a compelling, scientifically-grounded narrative about the potential for emergent global pandemics. I
Our Bioprintable Future
The notion of 3D printing has fired up our collective imagination worldwide. The ambitious folks over at MakerBot know this. That’s why they’re poised to enmesh 3D printing into the
The Wild West of Future-Forecasting Part I: Dystopian Frontiers, Utopian Pioneers
This blog post is the first entry in a series on utopian thinking. Read Part II of the series, and stay tuned for Part III, coming soon! The idea of
5 Burning Questions: Nathan Shedroff
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Nathan Shedroff, designer and chairman of the MBA program in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts. Nathan visited Arizona State University in October 2013 to discuss his book Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Sci-Fi and the relationship between science fiction, interfaces and the future of design.