Hi, I am Ed Finn, recovering journalist, nerd scholar, science fiction enthusiast and co-editor of the upcoming science fiction book Hieroglyph, featuring Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, Elizabeth Bear, Neal Stephenson and many others. Ask me anyth...
UPDATE--Thanks all, this has been tremendous! The book is out today, 9/9/2014, and I invite you to continue the conversation or ask more questions at the Hieroglyph Project site.
Hi, Redditors. I am Ed Finn, the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and scholar of digital culture at Arizona State University. My job at the center is to reboot our relationship with the future and get us thinking big again. One way we do this is to harness the feedback loop between science and science fiction, asking artists, writers, scientists and engineers to work together on wild ideas that are technically feasible using the site http://hieroglyph.asu.edu.
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future is a result of this collaborative process. My co-editor Kathryn Cramer and I have worked with leading thinkers, writers and visionaries, including Paul Davies, Lawrence Krauss and the people mentioned above, on a set of stories, moonshot ideas, and napkin proofs to open up our thinking about what we can do and what we should do.
Ask me anything about Hieroglyph, science fiction, or the room with whiteboards and swords in it….
You can learn more about the center and pre-order the book here: http://csi.asu.edu.
Proof: See this AMA link on my Twitter feed