David J. Staley

Imaginary College

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David J. Staley

 David J. Staley is an Associate Professor of History, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Design and the Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University.  He is the author of Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education,

Aleks Romano

Aleks Romano is a human-centered designer, eternal reimaginer, and incurable bookworm. Embodying the literary tradition of Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. LeGuin, Aleks creates experiential learning workshops that challenge

Sam Greenspan

Sam Greenspan is the creator and host of Bellwether, a podcast of speculative journalism. A radio reporter, producer, and artist with a knack for launching new shows, Sam was a founding member of 99% Invisible, NPR’s TED Radio Hour, USA Today’s The City, and others. […]

Sherri Wasserman

Sherri Wasserman constructs experiences at the intersections of physical, multimedia, and informational landscapes. She makes things for print, digital, and architectural/environmental spaces, creating content-rich exhibitions, […]

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is senior researcher at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, where he works on Climate Fiction, Quantum Fiction, and Medical Science Fiction within the Lifetimes framework.[…]

Cory Doctorow

“If you want to double your success rate, triple your failure rate.”

Vandana Singh

Vandana Singh was born and raised in India and currently lives in the Boston area, where she is a professor of physics at Framingham State University, and a science fiction writer. Although her Ph.D. is in particle physics, in recent years she has […]

Kevin Bankston

Kevin Bankston is the Director of New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI), where he works in the public interest to ensure that all communities have access to communications technologies that are both open and secure. He previously served as OTI’s Policy […]

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Deji Bryce Olukotun

Deji Bryce Olukotun is the author of two novels and his fiction has appeared in five different book collections. His novel After the Flare won the 2018 Philip K. Dick special citation award, and was chosen as one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian […]

Kim Stanley Robinson

“Very few people ever bother to find out what other people really think. They are willing to accept whatever they are told about anyone sufficiently distant.”

Suren Jayasuriya

Suren Jayasuriya is an assistant professor at Arizona State University, in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Before this, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. […]

Madeline Ashby

Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, teacher, and immigrant living in Toronto. She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the Center for Science and the Imagination, Changeist, […]

Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky is the creator and host of Imaginary Worlds, a podcast on the Panoply network about science fiction and other fantasy genres, which looks at how we create them and why we suspend our disbelief. Episodes have ranged from interviews with authors like […]

Dennis Bonilla

Dennis Bonilla serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Variable Labs, Inc.With nearly two decades of technology experience, Dennis has helped create data visualization and collaboration systems for NASA and other U.S. agencies, and has supported committees […]

Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award-winning author of 30 novels and over a hundred short stories, an occasional public speaker, and her hobbies […]

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Andrew Dana Hudson

Graduate Research Assistant

Andrew Dana Hudson is a speculative fiction writer, activist, and graduate student at ASU’s School of Sustainability. His fiction seeks to envision the lived experiences just around the corner in our climate-changed world, and the struggle to make good choices that can navigate our civilization […]

Daniel Fine

Daniel is an assistant professor of Digital Media in Performance at The University of Iowa. He has a co-appointment in Dance and is a core faculty member of the Public Digital Arts Cluster.

Boyd Branch

Boyd Branch, MFA is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, where he teaches in the Interdisciplinary

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Jonathon Keats

Jonathon Keats is a San Francisco-based experimental philosopher who has, over the years, sold real estate in the extra dimensions of space-time proposed by string theory (he sold a hundred and

Megan Halpern

Megan Halpern is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at Lyman Briggs and in the Residential College of Arts and Humanities.