Class: VTS 394, Fall 2021

Bob Beard

Class: VTS 394, Fall 2021

Enrollment ends October 14, 2021

Participants will spend eight weeks discovering possible personal and professional futures through foresight, interviews, speculative storytelling, and collaborative imagination.

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ASU’s Veterans Imagination Project Aims To Help Veterans Envision New Career Paths

By Steve Goldstein

We Have Always Died in the Castle

Virtual reality technology is no longer confined to computer-science labs and high-tech theme parks. Today, head-mounted goggles, sensors, and haptic control systems are tools for immersive journalism, professional development, and

We Have Always Died in the Castle

Virtual reality technology is no longer confined to computer-science labs and high-tech theme parks. Today, head-mounted goggles, sensors, and haptic control systems are tools for immersive journalism, professional development, and clinical therapy. In this novella, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Elizabeth Bear and artist Melissa Gay imagine a near future informed by visceral VR simulations to catalyze positive change.

Frankenbook

A collaborative reading experiment with Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

Bob Beard from ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination, in KJZZ's studios, making a roar face and wearing a lab coat.

It’s Aliiiiiive! Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of ‘Frankenstein’

Steve Goldstein, Sarah Ventre
KJZZ

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045 is a science-based comic book for 5th through 8th  grade students from Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination. Created by award-winning comics authors

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045 is 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.
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It’s Alive! Frankenstein’s Influence 200 Years Later

By Sarah Ventre, KJZZ 91.5 FM

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You

Our communications and public engagement strategist Bob Beard visited Phoenix’s NBC affiliate, 12 News, to discuss Star Wars Day and why science fiction fandom matters. Watch now…

Teaching Bioethics With Pool Noodles

Bob Beard

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Evokes Passion From Nontraditional Fans