The Applied Sci-Fi Project at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination is an event series and research project that brings together science fiction writers, futurists, scholars, and technologists to survey how science fiction narratives can shape the development of real-world technologies.
In this fourth panel in the series, held on June 14, 2023, we discuss “Future of [X]” projects, a growing trend of efforts from think tanks, companies, academics, and activists that use collections of science-fictional short stories, artwork, and essays to help policymakers and the public better imagine a variety of potential futures on a particular topic. What makes for an effective “Future of [X]” project, broadening our thinking and supporting decision-making about our shared technological future?
To learn more about the Applied Sci-Fi Project, visit https://csi.asu.edu/applied-sci-fi.
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of three novels including “Autonomous,” which won the Lambda Literary Award, and two books of science journalism including “Scatter, Adapt and Remember,” a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in science. They have a monthly column in New Scientist and they co-host the Hugo Award–winning podcast Our Opinions Are Co…
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