Sci-fi writers, scientists imagine the future

Project Hieroglyph

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Sci-fi writers, scientists imagine the future

By Kathryn Jepsen, Symmetry Magazine

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Q&A: The sci-fi optimist

By Zeeya Merali, Nature

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Project Hieroglyph: Fighting society’s dystopian future

By Debbie Siegelbaum, BBC News

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What will it take to get us back to the Moon?

By Jekan Thanga, Boing Boing

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The Power of Positive Sci-Fi

Project Hieroglyph Trailer

Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, describes the mission of Project Hieroglyph. Hieroglyph is a platform that unites scientists, engineers, artists and authors to create ambitious, thoughtfully optimistic, scientifically-grounded visions of the near future.

Neal Stephenson looks off into the future.

Neal Stephenson

Incanter and Senior Magus

Neal Stephenson is an author of historical and science fiction, a technology consultant, a video game designer and the principal provocateur behind Hieroglyph. Answering Arizona State University president Michael Crow’s challenge to create alternatives to the dystopian visions that pervade our stories about the future, Neal is helping us pioneer new methods of radical collaboration between the storytellers who dream our future and the scientists and engineers that build it.

What is an Incanter, you ask? Learn more here.