Into the Impossible


Stories, ideas, and speculations from the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. Each month, we'll bring you into a conversation between visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, and medicine on the nature of the imagination and how, through speculative culture, we collaborate to create the future.

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Clarion Writer's Workshop


Established in 1968, the Clarion Writers' Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction.

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Big Picture Public Programs


Taking on the issues of our times and those to come.
The promises and perils of our technoculture. Deepening our understanding while exploring the limits of what is knowable. We put on programs - lectures to symposia to conferences to performances and exhibitions - on issues that are best understood when addressed from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

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Sci-Fi Flick Series


An ongoing series where we host free screenings of select science fiction classics, and discuss them with notable guest speakers. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for date announcements.

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The Future is Here


The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination collaborated with the Smithsonian Institute in the second annual Future is Here Festival. The festival brings together great minds of the arts and sciences to present the cutting-edge of science and technology.

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New Horizons


The New Horizons Message Initiative hopes to persuade NASA to upload a crowd-sourced message to the spacecraft’s memory, following a successful Pluto encounter. The form and content of the message are yet to be determined, but will probably consist of pictures, and possibly sounds. This is a project to create and implement that message.

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Starship Century


Starship Century was a symposium coordinated by the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in collaboration with Gregory and James Benford, presenting ideas from their anthology of science and science fiction.

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