When someone says they want to know the future of something, what they are really saying is they want to know what the state or behavior—especially the emergent behaviors—of some complex adaptive system is going to be at point n in the future. Visionary Histories makes the case for the disciplined study of the future via the historical method, that historians are methodologically well-positioned to anticipate the possible future behaviors of a wide variety of complex systems.
Annual Report 2021/22
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Annual Report 2020/21
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Annual Report 2019/20
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Using design-based research to improve peer help-giving in a middle school math classroom
Mawasi, A., Ahmed, I., Walker, E., Wang, S., Marasli, Z., Whitehurst, A., & Wylie, R.
International Conference on the Learning Sciences.
Neutrality, “New” Digital Divide, and Openness Paradox: Equity in Learning Environments Mediated by Educational Technology
Areej Mawasi, Arizona State University Earl Aguilera, Frenso State University Ruth Wylie, Arizona State University Elisabeth Gee, Arizona State University
Facing the Pariah of Science: The Frankenstein Myth as a Social and Ethical Reference for Scientists
Peter Nagy, Ruth Wylie, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn Science and Engineering Ethics
Co-Design for Learner Help-Giving Across Physical and Digital Contexts
Ahmed, I., Girotto, V., Mawasi, A., Whitehurst, A., Wylie, R., & Walker, E.
International Conference on the Learning Sciences
Investigating help-giving behavior in a cross-platform learning environment
Ahmed, I., Mawasi, A., Wang, S., Wylie, R., Bergner, Y., Whitehurst, A., & Walker, E
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
Approaches to Light
This biography of a dawn traces one particular sunrise through poetry, photography, and lived experience as it played out from four different vantage points on the San Francisco Peaks. This collection is inspired by James Turrell’s land art project at Roden Crater in Northern Arizona.
Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Volume II
A collection of short stories by an international group of authors, drawn from our 2018 Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, plus a foreword by our lead judge, Kim Stanley Robinson.Get the book
Annual Report 2018/19
The Enduring Influence of a Dangerous Narrative: How Scientists Can Mitigate the Frankenstein Myth
Peter Nagy, Ruth Wylie, Joey Eschrich and Ed Finn
Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045
A science-based comic book for 5th through 8th grade students. Created by award-winning comics authors and advised by ASU sustainability scholar Dr. Paul Hirt, this original story envisions the near future of Arizona’s energy systems.
Annual Report 2017/18
‘Frankenstein’ Has Become a True Monster
Ed Finn and David H. Guston The Wall Street Journal
Space Is Not a Void
By Joey Eschrich and Ed Finn
Future Tense – Slate
Artificial Intelligence Is Around the Corner. Educators Should Take Note
Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures
Why should we go to space? Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities takes on the challenge of imagining new stories at the intersection of public and private—narratives that use the economic and social history of exploration, as well as current technical and scientific research, to inform scenarios for the future of the “new space” era.Get the book
The Rightful Place of Science: Frankenstein
A collection of essays by scholars, journalists, scientists, and policy experts, taking the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as an occasion to explore issues of scientific creativity and responsibility.