Brian David Johnson


Brian David Johnson

In this episode of the Imagination Desk, we sat down with ASU futurist in residence Brian David Johnson. In this chat, we talk with Brian about his work on artificial intelligence and introduce his new podcast called Sci-Fi House Presents Imagining Int…

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Crafting Climate Futures: From Story to Policy (Online)

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow presents an opportunity for decisive global action amidst escalating climate chaos. Now, more than ever, we need narratives of positive climate futures

Imaginary Papers: Issue 8

Lena Nguyen, Dagmar Van Engen & Joey Eschrich

EcoFutures Climate Justice Project

Today’s escalating climate chaos is intensified by global threats to democracy, violent backlashes to migration, and horrific biodiversity loss. Furthermore, environmental degradation is exacerbating existing inequalities, with poor and marginalized

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Imagining Our Climate Futures (Online)

If we hope to achieve the global will and cooperation needed to meet the challenges of the climate crisis, we need stories of hope and transformation, not just disaster and

Class: VTS 394, Fall 2022

Enrollment ends August 19, 2022

Participants will spend eight weeks discovering possible personal and professional futures through foresight, interviews, speculative storytelling, and collaborative imagination.

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ASU’s Veterans Imagination Project Aims To Help Veterans Envision New Career Paths

By Steve Goldstein

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The Days After Tomorrow: Climate Fiction for the Future

Can we reimagine our relationship with nature and protect the future? How can we marshal our collective imagination to accelerate global transformations and move towards a sustainable way of life?

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Workshop on Reimagining Climate Futures

Join the Center for Science and the Imagination, the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), and the UK Science and Innovation Network for a workshop that brings together innovative

Unlocking Our Climate Imagination

When we imagine our climate future, it’s easy to drift towards catastrophe, especially in view of this summer’s shocking examples of climate chaos—from floods and sinkholes to heat domes and


Veterans Imagination Project

It takes six to thirteen weeks for an enlisted military recruit to become a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Their years of active duty are marked by months of

Imaginary Papers: Issue 7

Damien P. Williams, Nilanjana Bhattacharjya & Joey Eschrich

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Applied Imagination Fellows 2021-22

Our fellows are exploring how imagination can motivate transformative change.

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Imagination Salons

Imagination is a fundamental human capacity, practiced by individuals, communities, and cultures the world over. The act of imagination, creating mental images and simulations beyond our direct, physical experience, is

Moscow author’s story lands in climate fiction anthology

Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Idaho)

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Indigenous Futurisms And Climate Fiction

Tom Maxedon Word podcast, KJZZ 91.5 public radio

Imaginary Papers: Issue 6

Lisa Yin Han, Jonathon Keats & Ruth Wylie

Sarena Ulibarri and Ed Finn on Solarpunk

How Do You Like It So Far? podcast

Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures

A collection of science fiction stories, art, and essays exploring how the transition to solar energy will transform cities; catalyze revolutions in politics, governance, and culture; and create diverse futures for human communities.

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Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Volume III

A collection of short stories by writers from around the world, exploring the climate crisis and how human responses to it will shape the futures we will inhabit. Featuring winning stories from our 2020 Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest.

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