Through a series of interwoven programs, we are creating New Profiles of the Future—inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke's seminal book Profiles of the Future—to bring together the world’s leading thinkers (science fiction writers, cultural scholars, scientists, and more), young visionaries, and the public to produce a well-researched, complex, and empowering set of speculations about the contours of the next hundred years that can serve as a roadmap for today’s generation to use to navigate the relentless change of contemporary life.
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.
The School of Global Policy and Strategy is celebrating its 30th anniversary by partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination to produce San Diego 2049, a series of programs through 2018–19 that will use the imagination and narrative tools of science fiction to stimulate complex thinking about the future and the ways we could shape it through policy, technology, innovation, culture, and social change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.