ASTC 2013 Keynote – A Conversation with Neal Stephenson

Month: January 2014

ASTC 2013 Keynote – A Conversation with Neal Stephenson

ASU collaborates on “American POP!” comic book, sci-fi exhibit

From Jan. 17 through June 8, the Tempe Center for the Arts presents “American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond,” an exhibition that explores the transformative effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives and the technology that surrounds us.


Kim Stanley Robinson: The Political Novelist

Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the epic Mars Trilogy, is known for applying scientific thinking to politics in his fictional worlds. Robinson’s stories are often centered around political struggles and governmental structures that allow the reader to question their unexamined beliefs about capitalism and democracy. Writing for The New Yorker, essayist and cartoonist Tim Kreider argues convincingly that Robinson is one of the greatest political novelists of our time.

5 Burning Questions: Ed Finn

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and assistant professor in ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering and Department of English, about science fiction, narrative, the humanities and the future.

Young woman looking out a window

The Wild West of Future-Forecasting Part III: More Than Eyes Can See

This blog post is the third and final entry in a series on utopian thinking. Read Part I and Part II of the series before you start this one! There

The self-explanation principle in multimedia learning.

Ruth Wylie and Michelene T. H. Chi The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning