Moonshot ideas, radical collaborations. Information to feed your imagination.
CSI partners with Solve for X to develop moonshot solutions
The Center for Science and the Imagination is partnering with Solve for X, a new forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork. Solve for X launched a
Scientists: The Real Villains in Sci-Fi Films
Last summer, in stretch of humid boredom, I walked 6 blocks to see Ridley Scott’s Prometheus at the cinema by my family’s house. I asked my friends, who are sci-fi
Robert Krulwich, NPR Science Friday correspondent and RadioLab contributor, recently shared a blog post about the phenomenon of ice crystals forming in the shape of flowers in the arctic waters.
Inventive Cooking…with the Help of a Little Science
In our fast-paced world filled with meals-on-the-go via fast food chains and restaurants touting the “get in and get out” method of food preparation, cooking has taken the turn of
Bridging the Gap – A More Perfect Partnership
How do we bridge the gap between science, the imagination and policy-making to take great ideas to impact and build towards a more stable and productive future? The 21st century certainly
A Delocalized Energy Future
Faced with global and local catastrophe in the form of widespread climate change, the coming century will be defined, of necessity, by a transition away from a fossil-fuel based economy.
Sermon for Science and the Imagination
My wife and I attended a Christmas Eve service in an Episcopalian Church. We’re not religious, but we grew up steeped in various religious traditions and nostalgically love to hear
Mobile technology today and tomorrow
Thinking Outside the Box (and Offscreen Too!)
Sometimes we get the urge to reach into a screen and grab whatever object is on the “other side.” This is just one of the many things you can do
Celebrate National Science Fiction Day by Learning To Live in the Future
By Ed Finn It’s 2013, people—we are living in the future. Since the news is still awash with problems we created for ourselves decades or centuries ago (the permanent fiscal crisis, gun control, the political powder-keg that is the Middle East), it may have escaped your notice that today is also National Science Fiction Day.
Frankenstein Graduate Position at ASU
Attention prospective Arizona State University graduate students! ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant as part of
Newly released: American Dreamers, a collection of “dreams from optimists, inventors and mavericks with ideas for a brighter future.” My essay (online here) leads off the book with a look at the combustible, illuminating nature of good ideas and the unique optimism of the American Dream. It’s also a pretty good declaration of principles for what we are trying to accomplish at the Center for Science and the Imagination.
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.