Goonan Attends Book Launch

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Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Positive Future, an anthology of positive SF visions, grew from project at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination.

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Kathleen Ann Goonan was invited to join the Hieroglyph Project at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination in 2013. The project was proposed by Neal Stephenson, author of The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, and many groundbreaking SF novels, proposed this project, and the result is  Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Positive Future, an anthology of positive SF visions, grew from this project, and illustrates how we might frame present and future problems in a positive manner.

Stephenson, Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Greg Benford, and other prominent SF writers also participated in the anthology.

The Washington, D.C., book launch began at the Eisenhower Building, next to the White House. Ten authors and editors Kathryn Cramer and Ed Finn met with White House Office of Science and Technology Senior Advisor David Edelman in the Eisenhower Building to offer ideas of how science and technology might positively influence government policy.

The following day, the group participated in a day of panels at the National Academies, which was sponsored by Slate Magazine http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/10/03/project_hieroglyph_neal_stephenson_using_science_fiction_to_create_a_better.html .

Goonan's story, “Girl In Wave: Wave In Girl,” is about scientifically investigating cures for dyslexias and dyscalculas, and about the revolutionary changes that universal literacy might bring about.

 

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book launch, education, science fiction, short stories
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  • Created On: Nov 17, 2014 - 6:57am
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