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  • - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    own dreams fears and desires are the building blocks of the future we will create The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative will explore how imagination or lack thereof shapes humanity s response to climate change and how imagination merged with science can create solutions to climate challenges Climate Fiction Short Story Contest Climate fiction helps us imagine human futures shaped by climate change by telling thrilling stories grounded in real

    Original URL path: https://climateimagination.asu.edu/ (2015-09-30)
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  • about - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    they want Given the massive planetary changes currently in progress the past is no longer a reliable guide to the future Instead of relying on experience and stability we have to make use of future oriented science combined with our own dreams and desires and our ability to trigger and manage times of change In the human dominated Anthropocene we need to learn about and practice wisely our collective power to influence the distant future the world in which not only our children but our grandchildren s grandchildren will live There is a wild free unconstrained element in imagination it is a space of radical possibility the never before thought of stuff But when it comes to climate change there is also a necessary element the insights and knowledge gained from climate science How do these two elements the unconstrained and the necessary interact Telling stories creating images and making music are ways humans grapple with their problems and work through represent critique and reinvent our world Art and culture have the power to bring the not yet existent into life the future into the present Can they bridge the gap between climate science and human choice The literary genre of climate fiction CliFi is emerging in the space between art science and political decision making The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative ICF explores how CliFi shapes our imagination how it relates to climate science and how it might affect social and political life What is the nature of imagination How do art and science inform our imagination about climate futures What is the relationship between climate fiction the imagination and political decisions and behavior in response to climate change ICF pursues three primary goals We conduct research on the effects of art and culture around climate change in the

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  • courses - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    with individual exercises and group decision making games that offer experiential learning opportunities Topics include rationality and emotion coherence and cognitive dissonance the temporality of choice and dealing with issue complexity View the syllabus Register today ENG 468 Environmental Literary Criticism From Environmental Justice to Cli Fi Fall 2015 This is a core course for the Environmental Humanities Certificate Fulfills the L and or HU General Education requirements In 1993 when a small group of literary critics gathered to form an organization focused on environmental issues no one could have predicted that 20 years later environmental literary criticism would be the catalyst for the formation of the environmental humanities a field that is now at the center of discussions on the world stage in places that include the UN Environmental Programme and its research initiative Future Earth In this course we will study the trajectory of development of the field from environmental justice ecocriticism to postcolonial ecological criticism to the newly emerging emphasis in the environmental humanities on cli fi or climate fiction In September we will begin the course by attending a lecture by famed cli fi author Paolo Bacigalupi We will also cover new opportunities that are opening up for environmental humanists both inside and outside academia in NGOs business sustainability technology engineering and science For more information about the course and a reading list please contact Professor Adamson at Joni Adamson asu edu SOS 394 HST 394 The History of the Future Spring 2016 Visions and predictions of the future are artifacts of particular times and places they often tell us more about the hopes values anxieties and prejudices of their creators than they do about how the future will actually turn out In this course we will examine a diverse set of visions of the future

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  • research - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    in different disciplines and artists imagine the future These projects grapple with challenging methodological questions exploring survey and interview techniques to probe imagination processes and associated emotions The Anthropocene Campus Project explores changing conceptions of the Anthropocene among scholars and artists over time and their effect on interdisciplinary knowledge production as well as potential effects on global environmental policy making The project combines quantitative and qualitative methods to identify visualize and analyze complex belief systems with social network analysis You can find more information about the Anthropocene Campus at anthropocene curriculum org or contact Manjana Milkoreit to learn more about the research project A project on Imagination in University Education about the Future studies whether and how a select number of university courses that focus on the future affect students beliefs and imagination abilities The project tracks what kind of cognitive change and imagination related to concepts like the future climate change or the Anthropocene takes place due to the students various course experiences informed by different disciplinary paradigms If you would like more information about this project or if you would like your course to be part of this study please contact Manjana Milkoreit The project Winter is Coming Can game of Thrones Change Climate Politics explores why and how political bloggers connect the HBO show Game of Thrones with the political response to climate change in the real world Manjana Milkoreit presented initial results of this research at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in New Orleans February 2015 and at the Climate Change in Culture Conference on Prince Edward Island Canada in May 2015 Imagination is a central theme in a number of paper projects by ASU students and researchers Annette Marino a BS Psychology major at ASU has drafted a paper on the difference

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  • events - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    Bacigalupi s most recent science fiction novel The Water Knife Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind The millions of people who rely on the Colorado River to survive are not only thirsty but fighting for their lives It s a compelling story that captures a not so distant future Will Phoenix eventually collapse Will the river dry up New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi will visit Phoenix to discuss The Water Knife and the future of the Colorado River as part of ASU s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative Thursday September 17 2015 7 30 p m Tempe Center for the Arts Call for Volunteers Climate Fiction Science Stories or Seeds of Transformation Internationally renowned award winning authors like Margaret Atwood Paolo Bacigalupi and Ian McEwan are turning to the emerging literary genre of Climate Fiction or Cli Fi to tell stories set in a climatically changed world On April 2nd 2015 the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative invited the ASU community and the public to a panel discussion on Cli Fi exploring the nature and roots of the genre and its societal influence beyond simply telling stories Can a Cli Fi story trigger a social movement Does it offer science lessons Could a book change politics or societies How Making the event interactive we engaged attendees in a short climate flash fiction exercise asking them to do some on the spot Cli Fi storytelling You can find out more about the activity and its impressive results here A summary of the event can be found here The Panel Joni Adamson Professor of English and Environmental Humanities ASU Department of English Senior Sustainability Scholar Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Clark Miller Associate Director Consortium for Science Policy Outcomes Senior Sustainability

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  • news and media - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    7 2015 If you ve ever seen the movie The Day After Tomorrow you ve seen an example of climate science fiction or Cli Fi It s a literary genre that allows us to peek into a future where our actions on the planet play out in full form Manjana Milkoreit a postdoctoral research fellow with Arizona State University s Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program and Clark Miller a senior sustainability

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  • partners - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    Map Tempe West Polytechnic Downtown Phoenix Online and Extended Lake Havasu Skysong Research Park Washington D C China Contact ASU Search Search Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative Toggle navigation Contact Us Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative about courses research events news and media partners partners partners The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is an ASU partnership between the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives the Center for Science and the Imagination and

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  • climate fiction contest - Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
    The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson award winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction along with other climate fiction experts from ASU The grand prize winner will be awarded 1000 with three additional finalists receiving book bundles signed by award winning climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology To submit an entry please click on the button below and complete the form all fields are required with your story up to 5 000 words using one of the following file types pdf doc docx rtf txt The file must not contain any information about yourself or anything that would enable the reader to identify you as the author Entrants are allowed to submit up to a maximum of three stories each submitted separately with the same author information for each entry The deadline for submission is January 15 2016 Submission review will begin after January 15th 2016 with the finalists announced in April 2016 Please disable any pop blockers in order to complete your submission Firefox users may experience technical difficulties with the submission form Please try a different browser or submit your full application to icf asu edu Any incomplete submissions will automatically be disqualified Submit Now Evaluation criteria Your story should in some way envision the future of Earth and humanity as impacted by climate change Your story should reflect directly or indirectly current scientific knowledge about future climate change without prejudice to your artistic freedom to

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