• An Advancing Informal STEM Learning grant from the National Science Foundation connected to the project will explore digital narrative, transmedia engagement, and science-in-society through a digital museum, a tabletop activities kit, and a set of hands-on maker challenges and competitions.
      • In April 2014, we hosted a workshop uniting participants from universities, museums, libraries, K-12 schools, and science publications to build an interdisciplinary network and brainstorm exciting new science, technology, and society projects. We used the Frankenstein Bicentennial Celebration as a springboard for generating fresh collaborations and engaging the public.
      • In April 2014, we delivered a set of presentations on Frankenstein at Columbia University’s Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary 
      • Interpretation. Presentations addressed Frankenstein through the lenses of embodiment, digital humanities, cities, and cyborgs.

In January 2015, we delivered a set of presentations on

Frankenstein

       as part of “

It’s Alive! Frankenstein on Film

    ,” a special weekend-long event hosted by SIFF Cinema in Seattle.  Presentations explored topics including responsible innovation, representations of the creature’s body, and synthetic biology.

  • In May 2015, we hosted a workshop bringing together ethicists, historians, journalists, archivists, literature scholars, education researchers, and digital publishing experts to begin planning for a new critical edition of Frankenstein for young scientists and engineers, providing insight into the scientific history and ethical implications of the narrative and connecting it to issues of emerging science and technology today.
  • A new collection of essays on Frankenstein, scientific creativity, and ethical responsibility is forthcoming in 2016 as part of the The Rightful Place of Science, a book series published by ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes that explores the complex interactions among science, politics, and the human condition.
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