Announcing the Winners of The Future – Powered by Fiction Competition

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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.