Corey Pressman


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Corey Pressman

Corey is a strategist, anthropologist, and futurist. As vice president of adaptive strategies at Fiction, he generates, manages, and works on projects with organizations and companies large and small to help them envision and enact […]

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The Wild West of Future-Forecasting Part III: More Than Eyes Can See

This blog post is the third and final entry in a series on utopian thinking. Read Part I and Part II of the series before you start this one! There

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The Wild West of Future-Forecasting Part II: Borders and Bureaucracies

This blog post is the second entry in a series on utopian thinking. Read Part I of the series now, and once you’re finished here, don’t miss Part III. To

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Student Video Contest: Science in Fiction

This is a guest post from Stacy Jannis, on behalf of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Are you looking for a creative learning activity that helps spark your middle

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Event Dec 13: The Transhumanist Imagination

This is a guest post from Carolyn Forbes, Assistant Director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, which promotes interdisciplinary research and education on the dynamics of

David Quammen, Spillover

David Quammen at ASU: Spillover, Pandemics and Scientific Storytelling

David Quammen’s Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (W.W. Norton, 2012) is an eloquent book, weaving a compelling, scientifically-grounded narrative about the potential for emergent global pandemics. I

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Our Bioprintable Future

The notion of 3D printing has fired up our collective imagination worldwide. The ambitious folks over at MakerBot know this. That’s why they’re poised to enmesh 3D printing into the

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The Wild West of Future-Forecasting Part I: Dystopian Frontiers, Utopian Pioneers

This blog post is the first entry in a series on utopian thinking. Read Part II of the series, and stay tuned for Part III, coming soon! The idea of

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CSI Movie Review: The Man from Earth

The Man from Earth (Dir. Richard Schenkman, 2007) explores the idea of a 14,000-year-old “cave man” living throughout history until today. The plot centers on John Oldman (ahem), a university

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Mining asteroids…for water

The human species is hardwired for survival. What’s paramount is having a shot at existence beyond the confines of our dissipating home world. It makes little sense for us to

Kraig Farkash

Kraig Farkash

Kraig is a recovering artist, sometimes wordsmith and borderline curmudgeon. The fact that he’s penning this bio in third person isn’t helping with the latter – at all. Anyway, Kraig

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Guest post: Zombies, violence and kids

This is a guest post from young adult author and ASU student Tom Leveen. Tom will be launching his new novel, Sick, at ASU’s Tempe campus on October 1. To

Lena Nguyen

Lena Nguyen

Lena Nguyen is a senior with Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College and is pursuing two degrees: one in English: Creative Writing and the other in Political Science. She

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Review: The Art of Video Games exhibit

More and more, however, respect for video games has been growing. As the average gamer ages, awareness of the potential for games to enhance cognitive functions and even improve the world has similarly developed. But acknowledgement of their potent artistic power has been somewhat more elusive. And so it was with great exultation that your author received news of The Art of Video Games exhibition opening at the Phoenix Art Museum. Finally, the time had come to put away childish things and embrace video games in all their glory.

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Do the laws of science fiction apply to reality?

You wouldn’t think so at first, but some rules for writing fiction apply perfectly to reality. It does make sense considering that most forms of fiction try their best to

Elysium Review: Technology

Elysium isn’t as strong of a social commentary as director Neill Blomkamp’s last science fiction venture, District 9, but it still has something to teach us, in a heavy-handed sort

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Searching the Past for the Future

Have you ever wondered what people in the past thought the future would be like? What kinds of inventions they thought would revolutionize the way we live? When I look

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Zachary Heth

Zachary is currently pursuing degrees in Molecular Biosciences,  Biotechnology and Political Science at ASU. Zachary is involved heavily at ASU, in the community and in many fields of research –

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CyberSenses at the Digital Culture Gallery

On Saturday, July 13, the CyberSenses group opened a display at ASU’s Digital Culture Gallery as part of the ASU Art Museum’s Family Fun Day. CyberSenses, an initiative of the

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Information as Infection, Part III: The Inoculation

This is the third and final installment of the “Information as Infection” series. Check out Part I and Part II to get the whole story! The concept is compelling –