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Fabrice Guerrier

This episode of Imagination Desk features Fabrice Guerrier. In this conversation, Fabrice discusses how he uses imagination, and how imagination can be used to create better social futures.

Laura Tohe

This episode of the Imagination Desk features Laura Tohe, poet laureate of the Navajo Nation for 2015-2019, discussing how imagination informs her work and how it is used in both the poetry community and Indigenous communities. 

Corey Pressman

This episode of Imagination Desk features Corey Pressman. In this conversation, Corey discusses what applied imagination means to him, his work, and the future.

Lisa K. Solomon

This episode of Imagination Desk features Lisa Kay Solomon. In this conversation, Lisa discusses different applications of design thinking and futures thinking, and incorporating creativity and imagination into interdisciplinary fields and everyday life.

Stay in the Airplane Notes & Resources

Stay in the AirplaneIn this season finale BDJ talks with guests about the shortcomings of AI, the perils of deploying it too early, and what gives them hope for the future

Not Your Typical AI Notes & Resources

Not Your Typical AIIn this episode, Brian David Johnson talks with guests about their favorite AI’s and non-typical AI’s.  Guests: Laura Moy (@lauramoy) Rashida Richardson https://www.rashidarichardson.com Tim Fernholz (@TimFernholz_ Alida

Dark Possibilities and Grim Realities Notes & Resources

Dark Possibilities and Grim RealitiesIn this episode, Brian David Johnson talks with guests about the future of AI and what we should be optimizing for. Douglas Rushkoff is an author

What We Think About When We Think About A.I Notes & Resources

What We Think About When We Think About A.IIn this episode, Brian David Johnson gathers Kade Crockford, Eliot Peper, Tim O’Reilly, and Malka Older at the annual SXSW conference to

Welcome To Sci-Fi House Notes & Resources

Welcome To Sci-Fi HouseIn this episode, Brian David Johnson gathers science fiction authors, researchers, technologists, and activists at the annual SXSW conference to explore the human dimensions of machine intelligence.

Stay in the Airplane

Notes for the podcast

In this season finale BDJ talks with guests about the shortcomings of AI, the perils of deploying it too early, and what gives them hope for the future of AI.  Guests: Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) Kade Crockford (@onekade) August Cole (@august_cole) Ellio…

Not Your Typical AI

Notes for the podcast

In this episode, Brian David Johnson talks with guests about their favorite AI’s and non-typical AI’s.  Guests: Laura Moy (@lauramoy) Rashida Richardson https://www.rashidarichardson.com Tim Fernholz (@TimFernholz_ Alida Draudt https://www.alidadraudt….

Dark Possibilities and Grim Realities

Notes for the Podcast

In this episode, Brian David Johnson talks with guests about the future of AI and what we should be optimizing for. Guests: Douglas Rushkoff (@rushkoff) August Cole (@august_cole) Chris Noessl (@chrisnoessel) Alida Draudt https://www.alidadraudt.com/ L…

What We Think About When We Think About AI

Notes for the Podcast

In this episode, Brian David Johnson gathers Kade Crockford, Eliot Peper, Tim O’Reilly, and Malka Older at the annual SXSW conference to discuss what sci-fi can teach us when it comes to how we think of AI today and how it can shape the future.  Guests…

Welcome To Sci-Fi House

Notes for the Podcast

In this episode, Brian David Johnson gathers science fiction authors, researchers, technologists, and activists at the annual SXSW conference to explore the human dimensions of machine intelligence. Guests: – Tiffany Li https://tiffanyli.com/ – Saayeli…

Brian David Johnson

In this episode of the Imagination Desk, we sat down with ASU futurist in residence Brian David Johnson. In this chat, we talk with Brian about his work on artificial intelligence and introduce his new podcast called Sci-Fi House Presents Imagining Int…

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ASU’s Veterans Imagination Project Aims To Help Veterans Envision New Career Paths

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Katie Bouman

Katie Bouman is an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, electrical engineering, and astronomy at Caltech in Pasadena, California. In this episode, we talk about scientific collaboration, imagination, and Katie’s work on the Event…

Regina Kanyu Wang

Regina Kanyu Wang is a science fiction writer, researcher, and critic from Shanghai. She is now based at the University of Oslo, where she is part of the CoFUTURES project. In this conversation, we talk about the Chinese science fiction scene, its fan …

Moya Bailey

Moya Bailey is a Black queer feminist scholar, writer, and activist. She is the co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice and has a new book Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance coming out May 2021. In this …

Troy L. Wiggins

Troy L. Wiggins is a writer and editor with a focus on Black speculative fiction and social justice.  In this episode of The Imagination Desk, we chat with Troy about

Troy L. Wiggins

Troy L. Wiggins is a writer and editor with a focus on Black speculative fiction and social justice.  In this episode of The Imagination Desk, we chat with Troy about power of speculative art as a tool for Black people around the world to reckon with t…

Ytasha Womack

Ytasha Womack is an award-winning author, filmmaker, independent scholar, and dance therapist. She is a leading expert on Afrofuturism, and on the imagination and its applications. In this conversation …

Imagination, Dreams and Empathy With Ed Finn

Join Ed Finn, associate professor and director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, as he explains why imagination is the ignition system for all

Jonathan Alexander

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Jonathan Alexander. Jonathan is Professor of English and Informatics at The University of California, Irvine and author of books such as Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship (2016) and…

YACHT

This episode of The Imagination Desk features the band YACHT or Young Americans Challenging High Technology. We spoke with them about their new album Chain Tripping and it’s use of machine learning.

Paolo Bacigalupi

This episode of The Imagination Desk features science fiction heavy-weight Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Water Knife and Shipbreaker. We caught up with him in this bonus episode to discuss the changes in his writing process as well as his latest proj…

Maureen McHugh

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Maureen McHugh. Maureen is an author and narrative designer who has worked on some of the biggest transmedia stories and alternate reality games (ARGs) in the history of the medium including The Beast for S…

Matt Derby

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Matt Derby. Matt is a writer and designer who works on innovative media projects where these two disciplines meet. Matt is a designer at the game studio Harmonix, the co-writer of the serialized fiction pod…

Anne Cofell Saunders

Our first interview for The Imagination Desk features Anne Cofell Saunders. Anne is an award-winning TV writer and producer, who has worked on some of the most popular genre shows of the past decade including Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, Smallville, an…

Monster algorithms: Ed Finn

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Jonathon Keats, Thousand Year Photo

A short documentary by Nathan Broderick about experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats, the Millennium Camera, installed at the ASU Art Museum, and the Deep Time Photo Lab, an interactive exhibit that debuted at ASU’s Emerge festival in March 2015.

Ed Finn and Project Hieroglyph on Arizona Horizon

On June 9, 2015, CSI director and Project Hieroglyph co-editor Ed Finn visited the Eight, Arizona PBS show Arizona Horizon to discuss Project Hieroglyph, science fiction, optimism for the future, and the trade paperback edition of Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future.

Margaret Atwood on Systems and Solutions

In November 2014, award-winning author Margaret Atwood visited Arizona State University as part of the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. In this interview, she discusses topics ranging from climate change and storytelling to the nature of hope and how she conducts scientific research for her books.

Margaret Atwood on Science and Storytelling

In November 2014, award-winning author Margaret Atwood visited Arizona State University as part of the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. In this interview, she discusses topics ranging from climate change and storytelling to the nature of hope and how she conducts scientific research for her books.

Margaret Atwood on the Imagination

In November 2014, award-winning author Margaret Atwood visited Arizona State University as part of the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. In this interview, she discusses topics ranging from climate change and storytelling to the nature of hope and how she conducts scientific research for her books.

Emerge 2015 Highlights

In March 2015, Arizona State University’s Emerge presented eleven spellbinding “visitations from the future” – tangible, visceral experiences at the intersection of art and science. Learn more at emerge.asu.edu.

Margaret Atwood on Hope and the “Everything Change”

In November 2014, award-winning author Margaret Atwood visited Arizona State University as part of the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. In this interview, she discusses topics ranging from climate change and storytelling to the nature of hope and how she conducts scientific research for her books.

EVOKE Trailer

Want to change the future? Start with a great story. EVOKE is a massive multi-player online educational game that uses narrative to help players develop 21st century skills and drive collaborative innovation. EVOKE “agents” engage online and in the real world in social networks to complete missions that will change their community, their country and their future. EVOKE is a collaboration between the World Bank and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination.

5 Burning Questions: Astrid Atkinson and Bridget Kromhout

Technologists and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer aficionados Astrid Atkinson and Bridget Kromhout answer CSI’s 5 Burning Questions at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

5 Burning Questions: Dawn Gilpin

Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, answers CSI’s 5 Burning Questions.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Highlights

Event Date: October 8, 2014 Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU Episode: “Intervention” (Season 5) Speakers: Bridget Kromhout, tech operations engineer; Astrid Atkinson, senior engineering manager, Google; Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media, ASU; Nina Miller, design strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

Science Fiction TV Dinner: House, M.D. – Highlights

Event Date: September 30, 2014 Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Episode: “Cane and Able” (Season 3) Speakers: Dr. Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison at ASU’s Biodesign Institute; Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health services and professor of medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona; Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

Future Tense: Can We Imagine Our Way to a Better Future?

On October 2, 2014, Future Tense and Issues in Science and Technology hosted an event in Washington, DC inspired by Project Hieroglyph.

Project Hieroglyph Book Launch: Phoenix, AZ

Launch event for Project Hieroglyph’s first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HarperCollins, 2014) at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ on October 22, 2014.

Talks at Google: Project Hieroglyph

On September 10, 2014, Project Hieroglyph visited Google in Mountain View, California for an event as part of their Talks at Google series.

Project Hieroglyph in Seattle: Cory Doctorow and Neal Stephenson

On October 26, Hieroglyph contributors Cory Doctorow and Neal Stephenson and CSI director Ed Finn appeared at Town Hall Seattle, in an event titled “Reigniting Society’s Ambition with Science Fiction.”

SciFiTV Podcast: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Event date: October 8, 2014 Location: ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Speakers: Bridget Kromhout, tech operations engineer; Astrid Atkinson, senior engineering manager, Google; Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media, ASU; Nina Miller, design strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

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SciFiTV Podcast: House, MD

Event date: September 30, 2014 Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Episode: “Cane and Able” (Season 3) Speakers: Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison, ASU Biodesign Institute; Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health services, Arizona Health Sciences Center; Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

Romancing the Rational: Debating the Scientific Imagination

A conversation about the Romantic Era and the scientific imagination with Richard Sha, professor in the Department of Literature at American University, Mark Lussier, professor and chair of the Department of English at ASU, and Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination.

Future of the Book: Stanford Panel Discussion

A panel discussion at Stanford University on May 13, 2014 on the Future of Reading, featuring Ed Finn, Eileen Gunn, David Rothenberg, Mark Algee-Hewitt, and Dan Gillmor.

Announcing the Winners of The Future – Powered by Fiction Competition

On May 14, 2014, Intel futurist Brian David Johnson took to Google Hangouts to announce the winners of The Future – Powered by Fiction, a competition that challenged young people worldwide

Fish Out of Water: Featuring Dr. Dan Collins

Fish Out of Water investigates what new ideas and challenges would surface if experts in particular fields were challenged to think deeply about topics outside of their areas of expertise, and to engage in activities outside of their comfort zones.

Digital Culture Film: Under Fire!

A young heroine must fight not only her nemesis, but the doubts from the very city she tries to save.

5 Burning Questions: David Rothenberg

In this episode, we talk with interspecies jazz musician and philosopher David Rothenberg. David appeared at Arizona State University’s Emerge: Carnival of the Future on March 7, 2014 to perform alongside flying quadcopters and the band There Is Danger. Click here to watch a clip of the performance, titled “Drone Confidential,” and visit Slate’s Future Tense channel to read an article about the process of creating the performance. Check out this transcript of the interview, or watch the video below! https://vimeo.com/91355576

Technology, Translation and Storytelling at the AZCALL 2014 Conference

The Arizona Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference unites language learning experts throughout the southwestern U.S. to discuss new ideas, share research outcomes, brainstorm and network. We interviewed a few participants in the 2014 conference to get their ideas on how different factors like technology, translation, storytelling and culture shape language learning.

Technology, Translation and Storytelling at the AZCALL 2014 Conference

The Arizona Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference unites language learning experts throughout the southwestern U.S. to discuss new ideas, share research outcomes, brainstorm and network. We interviewed a few participants in the 2014 conference to get their ideas on how different factors like technology, translation, storytelling and culture shape language learning.

5 Burning Questions: Daniel Fine

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with CSI Imaginary College Fellow Daniel Fine, the Principal Investigator for the Wonder Dome project.

5 (Actually…4) Burning Questions: Doug Wolens

In this episode, we talk with Doug Wolens, a documentary filmmaker best known for his films The Singularity and Butterfly.

Wonder Dome at SPARK! Festival March 19-23

Wonder Dome, a new experiment in performance platforms directed by CSI’s Imaginary College Fellow Daniel Fine, will be premiering at Mesa Arts Center in the show “Oh, No! Not That Story!”

Science Fiction TV Dinner: The Walking Dead Highlights

Check out the discussion that followed the Science Fiction TV Dinner screening of the first episode of The Walking Dead. Adam Chodorow, the Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, challenges the definitions of life and death in U.S. legislature and questions the applications of tax laws regarding zombies, avatars, and vampires.

Art of Launching a Satellite

Juan José Diaz Infante, the director of the Mexican Space Collective, visited Arizona State University to tell the story of how he brought together a team of artists, scientists and engineers to build a satellite, Ulises I, and launch it into space.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Red Dwarf Highlights

Check out the discussion that followed the Science Fiction TV Dinner screening of the cult classic science fiction comedy Red Dwarf. Steven Desch, an astrophysicist and professor at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, and Don and Alleen Nilsen, ASU emeritus professors and co-founders of the International Society for Humor Studies, join CSI director Ed Finn to discuss whether or not humor and science fiction make a good mix. This event was co-sponsored by ASU’s Project Humanities.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Star Trek Highlights

Check out the discussion that followed the Science Fiction TV Dinner screening of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Evolution,” about space exploration and synthetic life. Phil Plait, an astronomer and blogger for Slate, and Karmella Haynes, a synthetic biology researcher at ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, joined CSI director Ed Finn to discuss the ethics of synthetic life and the surprising scientific realism of this particular Next Generation episode. This event was co-sponsored by SpaceVision, the largest student-organized space conference in the U.S.

Project Hieroglyph Trailer

Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, describes the mission of Project Hieroglyph. Hieroglyph is a platform that unites scientists, engineers, artists and authors to create ambitious, thoughtfully optimistic, scientifically-grounded visions of the near future.

Emerge

Emerge is a creative, playful and challenging approach to the future world we want to make.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Quantum Leap Highlights

Check out the discussion following the screening of the Quantum Leap episode “The Wrong Stuff,” about the early days of the Space Race and using animals to test spaceflight safety. Juan José Diaz Infante, artist and mission director for the Mexican Space Collective, and Micah Lande, Assistant Professor of Engineering at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation, join CSI director Ed Finn to discuss imagination, ethics, STEM education, DIY satellite launches and more.

5 Burning Questions: Dr. Sha Xin Wei

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Dr. Sha Xin Wei, the new director of Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.

ASTC 2013 Keynote – A Conversation with Neal Stephenson

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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Burning Questions: David Brin

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with science fiction author, futurist, and scientist David Brin. Brin recently visited Arizona State University to discuss his newest novel, Existence, which discusses the future of humanity.

5 Burning Questions: Tom Leveen

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we interview young adult fiction author Tom Leveen, whose most recent novel “SICK” was launched at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus on October 1st, 2013.

A Design Fiction Evening at IDEO

IDEO San Francisco, October 24, 2013. Speakers: Julian Bleecker and Nick Foster of Near Future Laboratory, Cliff Kuang, senior editor at WIRED, and James Bridle, a writer, artist, publisher and technologist

5 Burning Questions: Bruce Sterling

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with legendary science fiction author, design critic, editor and journalist Bruce Sterling. Bruce recorded this interview with us during his tenure as CSI’s inaugural Visionary in Residence. Among many other things, Bruce blogs for Wired.com and is the de facto spiritual leader for ASU’s Emerge since its inception in 2012.

“Sick” Book Launch: October 1

Young adult author Tom Leveen talks about his upcoming novel SICK, his first ever science fiction novel, in which high school misfits must fend off a zombie apocalypse in the school theater. Leveen also discusses the book’s launch, which will take place on ASU’s Old Main building on the Tempe campus on October 1st, 2013 at 1:45PM. The event will feature lectures from ASU scholars, book signings, and a zombie romp.

Walking the Dinosaur: Building T. Rex for Jurassic Park

Michael Trcic, lead special effects artist for the T. Rex for Jurassic Park, discusses his adventures with creating the life-size creature.

5 Burning Questions: Zach Berkson

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Zach Berkson, a class 0f 2013 ASU graduate, doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara and founding president of CSI’s affiliated student organization, The Imagination Project.

5 Burning Questions: Juan José Diaz Infante

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with curator, photographer and poet Juan José Diaz Infante, mission director for the Mexican Space Collective. Learn more about the Mexican

5 Burning Questions: Boyd Branch

In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with Boyd Branch.

Bruce Sterling creates 21st century Petroglifs at CSI

During Emerge 2013: The Future of Truth this spring, CSI Visionary in Residence Bruce Sterling was hard at work with a team of collaborators at Arizona State University testing the limits of our rapid prototyping and fabrication facilities. The result of this whirlwind of creativity is an original exhibit of 21st century Petroglifs carved into native Arizona rock with laser cutters.

Mobile technology today and tomorrow

How tall can we build?

One of our Hieroglyph collaborations.

Tomorrow Project: Humanities – Imagining Our Future (And Yes, Tweeting Cows!)

Ron Broglio, Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University, discusses how philosophy, aesthetics and literature can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.

Video: Neal Stephenson, Solve for X 2012

Video: Michael Crow, Solve for X 2012