Peter Nagy, Ruth Wylie, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn Science and Engineering Ethics
From 5:49 to 6:17 on the morning April 13, 2019, four groups of people quietly contemplated the same astronomical phenomenon. The modest star of a solar system on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy rose into the sky over a particular spot on the system’s […]
A collection of science fiction stories, art, and essays exploring human futures powered by solar energy, with an upbeat, solarpunk twist. What will it be like to live in the photon societies of tomorrow? How will a transition to clean, plentiful energy transform our values, markets, and politics?
Emerge is a festival of art, science, and technology devoted to creative imagination and experiences of tomorrow. Ride an ornithopter, interact with robot marionettes and explore the theme of “Invention!,” celebrating human inventiveness on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da […]
Over the past 42 years, the Star Wars universe has grown beyond galaxy-spanning battles between an evil empire and acrobatic warrior monks to encompass a multitude of stories about diversity, resilience, courage, the brutality of colonial rule, and the complicated relationships between people and the technologies we create. […]
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019, 6:00PM | Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union
In this year’s annual Imagination and Climate Futures Lecture, Omar El Akkad talks about how he came to write his debut novel, American War – the events that inspired it, the references buried throughout the text and the places he visited to research the book.
A collection of short fiction about climate chaos and its aftermath, exploring a variety of possible futures for humans and the Earth, ranging across genres from science fiction and fantasy to literary fiction and prose poetry. Features a foreword from renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley […]
In just a few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has shifted from the stuff of futuristic dreams to a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. In a moment of dizzying change, the crime thriller Person of Interest considers the strange ways that humans and thinking machines might […]
“Science fiction stories exert a powerful influence on how we think about technology and the future. But if we spend all of our time looking over our shoulders for killer robots, that means we are not looking ahead to discern the outcomes we might actually want.”