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Imagination in Action
What does imagination have to do with academic research or interdisciplinary collaboration? What are our responsibilities as researchers and teachers in thinking about the future? In this talk I will use recent and current projects at the Center and Science and the Imagination to describe my working theory of imagination and its value as in application to scholarship, teaching and public engagement.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Tempe Campus: Coor 5536
Pizza will be served. Please RSVP by 3:00 pm on Tues. (today) 11/15 to bit.ly/imagine-action.
Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University where he is an assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English. He also serves as the academic director of Future Tense, a partnership between ASU, New America and Slate Magazine, and a co-director of Emerge, an annual festival of art, ideas and the future. Ed’s research and teaching explore digital narratives, creative collaboration, and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences. He is the author of “What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing” (MIT Press, spring 2017) and co-editor of “Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers and Creators of All Kinds” (MIT Press, spring 2017) and “Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Fu-ture” (William Morrow, 2014). He completed his PhD in English and American Literature at Stanford University in 2011 and his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in 2002. Before graduate school, Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate, and Popular Science.
Sponsored by the School for the Future of Innovation in Society