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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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Claire Vaye Watkins: Climate Writing (Online)

Join Claire Vaye Watkins, award-winning author of the climate fiction novel Gold Fame Citrus and the short fiction collection Battleborn, for a virtual reading and a conversation about climate writing.

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Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: The Mailbox (Online)

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small

Arizona State University’s Free Solarpunk Anthology is All About Optimistic Futures

Andrew Liptak, Tor.com

Cities of Light: A discussion on the impact of a solar future

Justin Spangenthal, The State Press

Applied Imagination Fellowship

The Center for Science and the Imagination invites applications for its new Applied Imagination Fellowship. The fellowship is inspired by our belief that imagination is a crucial but often overlooked resource that serves as the ignition system for empathy, anticipation, and resilience. Learn more

How imagining our own extinction may save us

Pauline Holdsworth, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

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. Our contributors imagine solar futures in four U.S. cities: Chicago, San Juan, Portland, and San Antonio.

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Katie Bouman

Katie Bouman is an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, electrical engineering, and astronomy at Caltech in Pasadena, California. In this episode, we talk about scientific collaboration, imagination, and Katie’s work on the Event…

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Imaginary Papers: Issue 5

Emma Kostopolus, Malik Toms, and Joey Eschrich

Annual Report 2019/20

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Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: Akoota (Online)

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small

Moya Bailey

Moya Bailey is a Black queer feminist scholar, writer, and activist. She is the co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice and has a new book Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance coming out May 2021. In this …

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Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: Ellipse (Online)

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small