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),