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Arizona State University challenges experts, authors to imagine space futures
New research-based collection features narratives by top science fiction authors, essays by experts on future possibilities for exploring Mars, Asteroids, Low Earth Orbit, and Exoplanets.
Arizona State University unveils climate fiction anthology
Book features authors from six different countries alongside science fiction luminaries Paolo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson
Bicentennial of Frankenstein Inspires Global Contest for New Stories about Science and Creation
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley came up with the vision for the story that would become Frankenstein, Arizona State University, National Novel Writing Month, Chabot Space and Science Center, and Creative Nonfiction magazine will launch a series of writing “dares” to inspire the public to imagine new stories about science, technology and the impact of creation.
Futurist Brian David Johnson leaves Intel, joins Arizona State University
Renowned futurist, technologist, and author Brian David Johnson, who left his position at the Intel Corporation in January, will be joining Arizona State University as Futurist in Residence for spring 2016 at the Center for Science and the Imagination and as a Professor of Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
Using digital storytelling to grapple with scientific progress
Researchers at Arizona State University have received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to use the interactive, engaging nature of digital narratives to invite deeper conversations about questions of scientific creativity and responsibility.
Science fiction anthology explores futures shaped by journeys through time and space
Just in time for the United Nations’ World Space Week (October 4-10, 2015) comes Journeys through Time and Space, a new anthology of creative, thought-provoking visions of the future shaped by excursions through space and time, and into the labyrinthine caverns of the human mind.
Contest challenges writers to imagine futures shaped by climate change
The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University invites writers to submit short stories that explore climate change, science and human futures for its first Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The submission deadline is Jan. 15, 2016, and contest entry is free. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson.
September 17: Paolo Bacigalupi to imagine Southwest water futures at ASU
In Paolo Bacigalupi’s most recent science fiction novel, The Water Knife, Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind. The millions of people who rely on the Colorado River to survive are not only thirsty, but fighting for their lives. It’s a compelling story that captures a not-so-distant future. Will Phoenix eventually collapse? Will the river dry up?
Hieroglyph anthology earns futurist award
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future, an anthology of ambitious, technically-grounded science fiction visions of the near future curated by the center, has been honored with an award for Most Significant Futures Work by the Association of Professional Futurists.
Margaret Atwood, ASU collaborators explore climate futures
What might a world without oil look like? How will human societies cope with massive changes in the Earth’s climate? How will we adapt to survive the future? And how can storytelling and art — alongside science and technology — help us confront the challenge of climate change?
Author Paolo Bacigalupi to imagine Southwest water wars at ASU on Sept. 17
In Paolo Bacigalupi’s most recent science fiction novel, The Water Knife, Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind. The millions of people who rely
Science fiction anthology explores biological, environmental visions of the future
Imagine a world devoid of animal life except for humans. Or a future where medical advances enable people to live for hundreds upon hundreds of years. Would life be as sweet if there was no end in sight, or without our pets to greet us at the door at the end of a long day? These are just a few of the quandaries explored in “Living Tomorrow,” a new anthology of creative, thought-provoking visions of the future crafted by young people ages 13-25 from across the United States and worldwide.
Activity stations blend discovery, imagination at Leonardo exhibit
CSI has designed a number of activity stations that are integrated into Phoenix Art Museum’s “Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation” exhibit. The stations encourage visitors to engage in critical and creative thinking and making, and the activities are designed to provide hands-on experiences for visitors to explore a key theme of the exhibit: thinking on paper.
Documenting the next millennium of Tempe urbanization in history’s slowest photograph
Boasting two interstate freeways and one of Arizona’s largest shopping malls, the city of Tempe has been selected to represent the evolution of world civilization over the next thousand years.
ASU invites community to help redesign the future at Emerge 2015
Radically new visions of the future will be showcased as part of Arizona State University’s Emerge 2015 – a one-day event featuring visionary Jad Abumrad, host of the award-winning show Radiolab, and 10 spellbinding “visitations from the future,” including theatrical performances, improvisation, games, dance and hands-on opportunities to design and build the future.
ASU researchers explore cultural legacy of ‘Frankenstein’ on film
A panel of researchers from Arizona State University’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project will deliver public lectures as part of “It’s Alive!: Frankenstein on Film,” a weekend of screenings and conversations, Jan. 23-25, at the SIFF Film Center in Seattle.
Actor Harry Lennix joins ASU sci-fi dinner series event
Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and Project Humanities will present the latest installment of the Science Fiction TV Dinner series at 6 p.m., Jan. 22, at the Marston Exploration Theater on ASU’s Tempe campus. The event, focused on the television series Dollhouse, will feature one of its stars, Harry Lennix, whose credits include the films Man of Steel, Ray, The Matrix: Reloaded and Revolutions, and NBC’s new hit series The Blacklist.
Researchers explore future of ‘postdigital’ textbook
This story was originally published at ASU News. An interdisciplinary team at Arizona State University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Author Margaret Atwood to discuss creative writing, science at ASU
This article originally appeared in ASU News. Internationally renowned novelist and environmental activist Margaret Atwood will visit Arizona State University this November to discuss the relationship between art and science,
CSI partners with World Bank on science fiction, gaming and social innovation
The Center for Science and the Imagination is partnering with the World Bank to create a series of stories and artwork to integrate into an online game, EVOKE, designed to get young people in the developing world involved in social innovation and civic engagement.
ASU, NGA to address national security risks of climate change
Arizona State University was selected for a competitive, five-year award of $20 million by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to launch a research partnership, effective June 1, to explore approaches for anticipating and mitigating national security risks associated with climate change.
Hollywood star visits ASU to promote teen reading, science exploration
Nathan Fillion may very well be the friendliest, most unpretentious spaceship captain, mystery-solving author and science fiction heartthrob in the known universe. The “ruggedly handsome” star of TV’s “Castle” was the delight of fans as he headlined a fundraiser on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, June 7.
Shaping the future through sci-fi at ASU
From the geostationary satellite to the Taser, the submarine to virtual reality, many technologies we use today were originally conceived of by writers and artists. These visionaries imagined future inventions with remarkable accuracy, even if they didn’t know how to actually make them.
An evening with Nathan Fillion and friends
This item was originally published at ASU News, and written by Marshall Terrill of ASU’s Office of Public Affairs. ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and
Winners announced in collaborative, global sci-fi competition
Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, Intel and the Society for Science & the Public are proud to announce the winners of their competition, “The Future – Powered by Fiction.” The competition challenged young people ages 13-25 from all over the world to share their visions for possible futures inspired by real science and technology. To see a full list of winners, visit: http://isef.tomorrow-projects.com/results/
Researchers receive NSF grant to lead Frankenstein Bicentennial Workshop
This item was originally published by ASU News. Three Arizona State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a workshop to build a global,
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!”
ASU collaborates on “American POP!” comic book, sci-fi exhibit
From Jan. 17 through June 8, the Tempe Center for the Arts presents “American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond,” an exhibition that explores the transformative effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives and the technology that surrounds us.
New book – The Rightful Place of Science: Politics
ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), a close collaborator with CSI, has just released the first two anthologies in its new series, The Rightful Place of Science. The
Celebrate Halloween with ASU’s Digital Culture costume and film contest
Do you love the spirit of Halloween, but can’t seem to figure out how to celebrate this year? ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering is hosting a contest that
ASU scholars use science fiction to explore the future of biotechnology
Author Rosalyn Berne Original science fiction stories from two Arizona State University scholars are being featured in To Recreate Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction (2014, Pan Stanford Press),