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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 human-centered communication and innovation.
Corey is also a fellow of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops classes on science fiction prototyping and futurism.

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 have come to expect nothing less from Quammen, who throughout his illustrious career has elevated scientific journalism to a true art form. As a scientist […]

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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 mainstream. MakerBot’s expansive offerings allow for dabblers to 3D print laser-scanned objects at home. Also, their extensive online libraries host an entire universe of downloadable, […]

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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 squander opportunity. Luckily for us, the team at Planetary Resources received that memo in advance. At first they responded with rudimentary theory. Now prototypes are […]

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 holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia from Arizona State University, where he’s currently enrolled within the Graduate College. Kraig ultimately strives to leave […]

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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 is currently working on her honors thesis, a novel-length science fiction manuscript, and will have a short story published next year in the book Recreating […]

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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.

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 of way. Beware: spoilers ahead. The setting of Elysium is dystopian. However, due to the existence of the titular, off-world habitat, the dystopia is less […]

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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 – including exploring classic and contemporary science fiction at the Center for Science and the Imagination. He is the co-founder of a local zine called Elephants […]

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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 Imagination Project, is a series of workshops seeking to explore the developing networks of interaction between people and technology. Using low-cost electronics, multi-functional microcontrollers and […]