Month: December 2013
The Wild West of Future-Forecasting Part II: Borders and Bureaucracies
This blog post is the second entry in a series on utopian thinking. Read Part I of the series now, and once you’re finished here, don’t miss Part III. To
Can Journalism Be Commercially Viable in the Digital Age?
CSI Imaginary College member G. Pascal Zachary takes just 330 seconds to argue that journalism cannot survive in the digital age as a for-profit industry, and to propose a solution.
American POP! with Michelle Dock
Michelle Dock, gallery coordinator at the Tempe Center for the Arts, explains how science fiction has influenced her throughout her career.
American POP! with Dave Guston
Dave Guston, director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University, explains how science fiction has influenced him throughout his career.
American POP! with David Williams
David Williams, associate research professor at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, explains how science fiction has influenced him throughout his career.
Introducing American POP! with TCA’s Michelle Dock
Gallery coordinator Michelle Dock introduces the Tempe Center for the Arts’ American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond! exhibit. Several Arizona State University departments, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Center for Science and the Imagination, contributed to the design of the exhibit.
American POP! with Jeff Yarger
Jeff Yarger, a professor of chemistry, biochemistry and physics at Arizona State University and director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center, explains how science fiction has influenced him throughout his career.
American POP! with Melissa Morris
Melissa Morris, a theoretical astrophysicist and assistant director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, explains how science fiction has influenced her throughout her career.
Some of our favorite science fiction (like Kim Stanley Robinson’s epic Mars Trilogy) involves terraforming distant Earth-like planets in the hope of generating functional ecosystems and sustaining human life. But
Student Video Contest: Science in Fiction
This is a guest post from Stacy Jannis, on behalf of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Are you looking for a creative learning activity that helps spark your middle
5 Burning Questions: Kathryn Cramer
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Kathryn Cramer, the co-editor of Project Hieroglyph and a member of CSI’s Imaginary College.
Social Robotic Therapy
Growing up is hard enough. Being a young child with autism is even more difficult. For those who have become frustrated with traditional treatments, there is hope. Social robots are
Event Dec 13: The Transhumanist Imagination
This is a guest post from Carolyn Forbes, Assistant Director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, which promotes interdisciplinary research and education on the dynamics of
D. Fox Harrell and His Phantasmal Media
Professor D. Harrell of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an artist, scientist, and computer programmer rolled into one. Through the Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory, Harrell has dedicated his
Review: Digital Culture Showcase
On Friday, December 6 2013, ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering hosted the Digital Culture Showcase. The event featured unique and interactive projects created by students in the Digital
Digital Culture Film: Storm Sisters
Three sisters—Altostratus, Cumulus, and Cirrus—rule the sky, each in their own domain. However, when the girls start intruding on each other’s territories, the sky is off balance and it is the land below that must pay the price.
Extinct, No More?
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Fortunately, embryo cloning may help us to learn from our mistakes. Scientists are hoping to bring back (or should we say
Interfaces and the Future of Design with Nathan Shedroff
Nathan Shedroff, designer and the chairman of the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts, discusses his research on the relationship between science fiction and real-world design at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering in October 2013.
Student Documentary Project: The Science of Silk
“The Science of Silk,” created by ASU students Cody Frear, Nicholas Jakob, Grayson Stanton and Janett Salas, profiles the work of Jeff Yarger, director of ASU’s Magnetic Resonance Research Center. Yarger’s team is working to develop synthetic spider silk, which could be used to create all kinds of amazing things, from bulletproof vests to artificial tendons.
New book – The Rightful Place of Science: Politics
ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), a close collaborator with CSI, has just released the first two anthologies in its new series, The Rightful Place of Science. The