Text: "What will you be in the future?" over a woman looking off with icons of technology swirling around her head.

Veterans Imagination Project Community Workshops

Learn new skills to navigate your transition and define your post-service success.

Arizona STEM Acceleration Project

Arizona STEM Acceleration Project (ASAP) is a new initiative transforming how Arizona’s K-12 educators deliver high-quality, hands-on STEM activities to our state’s future leaders.

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The Applied Sci-Fi Project

The Applied Sci-Fi Project, made possible by support from the Sloan Foundation, is an event series and research project that brings together science fiction writers, futurists, scholars, and technologists to

EVOKE: The Collaborative Process

EVOKE: The Collaborative Process from Science & the Imagination on Vimeo.

Want to change the future? Start with a great story. EVOKE is a massive multi-player online educational game that uses narrative to help players develop 21st century skills and drive collaborative innovation.

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Imaginary Papers: Issue 18

Alexis Lothian, David J. Staley & Joey Eschrich

2022/23 Annual Report

Center for Science and the Imagination celebrates 10 years

How To Transition From Soldier to Civilian

Bob Beard on how to make long-term plans amid the culture shock of civilian life. Slate.com

Veteran Imagination Project helps soldier dream big for next career

“You know, we’re trying to populate the desert, well you can’t do it without food,” said Curtis Merritt. Merritt is sharing his vision for the future of agriculture, one that

Program helps veterans reckon with reintegration

Veterans Imagination Project helps vets craft future narratives, find success ASU News

Imaginary Papers: Issue 17

Erin K. Wagner, Joe Tankersley & Joey Eschrich

Introducing Griots & Galaxies

This is a ten episode series hosted by Jenna Hanchey, Chinelo Onwualu, and Yvette Lisa Ndlovu that explores the work of ten African speculative fiction authors and imagining new futures for the continent.

Griots & Galaxies: Wole Talabi

In this conversation, Wole speaks about gods going on heists and how technologies hold the potential to bring us together in alternative histories and imagined futures.  

Griots & Galaxies: Kemi Ashing-Giwa

In this conversation, Kemi takes us to galaxies far, far away, reimagining the hero’s journey through African-centered space opera. 

Griots & Galaxies: Suyi Davies

In this conversation, Suyi talks to us about godpunk, Stranger Things, and how to support African and other marginalized writers…

Griots & Galaxies: Tlotlo Tsamaase

In this conversation, Tlotlo talks with us about queerness, the dead, and how African surrealist stories illuminate the politics of African urban landscapes.

Imaginary Papers: Issue 16

David K. Seitz, Katherine Buse, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal & Joey Eschrich

Griots & Galaxies: Chinelo Onwualu

In this special episode of Griots & Galaxies, Yvette interviews her cohost, editor and author Chinelo Onwualu. Chinelo shares with us her experiences as cofounder of Omenana and a forerunner in African speculative fiction…

Griots & Galaxies: Shingai Njeri Kagunda

In this conversation, Shingai talks to us about building community across the African diaspora, and challenges us to consider that taking African knowledges seriously means rethinking time itself.

Griots & Galaxies: Temi Oh

In this conversation, Temi talks to us about neuroscience, corporate control, and how futures of AI technologies relate to histories of racism and colonialism.

Griots & Galaxies: Ayodele Olofintuade

In this conversation, Ayodele talks to us about African metaphysics and the importance of queer and gender-expansive characters to resisting colonization. 

Griots & Galaxies: Tobi Ogundiran

In this episode of Griots & Galaxies, Chinelo and Yvette sit down with critically-acclaimed author Tobi Ogundiran. In this conversation, Tobi takes us into horror and haunting, talking about how fairytales reveal what different societies fear–and lo…

Griots & Galaxies: Mohale Mashigo

In this episode of Griots & Galaxies, Jenna sits down with award-winning singer/songwriter and author Mohale Mashigo. In this conversation, Mohale shares her experiences in multimedia storytelling, and questions if aliens are truly as scary as Weste…

Solar Tomorrows Project Lesson Plan

For Grades 9-12 Created by Annie Holub INTRODUCTION For Teachers  This Solar Tomorrows Project was designed by Annie Holub over the summer of 2023 as part of the Solar Tomorrows Fellowship at

A Slice of Life in 2050: A Sci-Fi Documentary Discussion about Possible Solar-Powered Futures

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America in 2020, the Center for Science and Imagination and Center for Energy and Society at Arizona State University convened a collection of