At the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, our mission is to ignite collective imagination for a better future. We create inspiring, inclusive, technically grounded visions of the future by bringing together artists, authors, and educators with scientists, technologists, policy thinkers, and community members. We publish collections of science fiction, nonfiction, and art; lead informal and formal education initiatives around science, technology, culture, and society; host public events and forums and create podcasts and videos about science fiction, media arts, and possible futures; conduct interdisciplinary research about collaboration and imagination; and more.
Our projects have been supported by NASA, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Intel Corporation, Google, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, Ingka Group, the Spencer Foundation, and the World Bank.
We have collaborated with organizations including the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Slate magazine, New America, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, National Novel Writing Month, the Science Fiction Research Association, Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, the MIT Press, the Mexican Space Collective, CoFUTURES at the University of Oslo, Creative Nonfiction magazine, the National Informal STEM Education Network, the ClimateWorks Foundation, and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.