5 Burning Questions recently posted an interview with legendary sf writer Bruce Sterling recorded during his tenure as Center for Science and Imagination’s inaugural Visionary in Residence.
CSI describes its mission in these terms —
Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination brings writers, artists and other creative thinkers into collaboration with scientists, engineers and technologists to reignite humanity’s grand ambitions for innovation and discovery. The center serves as a network hub for audacious moonshot ideas and a cultural engine for thoughtful optimism. We provide a space for productive collaboration between the humanities and the sciences, bring human narratives to scientific questions, and explore the full social implications of cutting-edge research.
Sterling also is listed as “the de facto spiritual leader for ASU’s Emerge” since its inception in 2012.
The first two questions Sterling answers are softballs – (1) What are you looking forward to in the future? (2) What are you dreading most about the future? – but you do get to see photos of him with blue hair.
[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]