Our global imagination about the future is dominated by gloomy dystopias and apocalyptic endgame scenarios. Can science fiction help us create visions of the future that are inspiring and optimistic, but still grounded in scientific, technological and social realities?
Project Hieroglyph, inspired by Neal Stephenson and headquartered at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, aims to rekindle our grand ambitions for the future by bringing together top science fiction authors with scientists, engineers and other experts to collaborate on ambitious techno-optimistic visions of the near future. The project’s first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (William Morrow/HarperCollins), will be published on September 9, 2014.
Join science fiction visionaries and Hieroglyph contributors Madeline Ashby and Karl Schroeder for a conversation about how science fiction can help prototype bold solutions to our most daunting challenges and help us think constructively and creatively about technology, culture and society.
Books will be available to purchase at the event, and the conversation will be followed by a book signing.
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