The Future is Yours to Design
The Creative Science Foundation (CSf) is a charitable organization, developed with the goal of helping to support and promote the application of creative efforts to scientific and technological innovations.
The core methodology of CSf is the use of science fiction as a means to explore, inform, and influence future scientific research and development. Sci Fi stories, grounded in current science, can serve as ‘prototypes’ that explore the possible implications of research and technology on humans, societies, and the world.
These science fiction prototypes can be written by anyone: professional writers, scientists, engineers, film/stage directors, school children or any member of the public. Because of this, these stories act as a way of involving the widest section of the population to help set the science research agenda. thereby making science investment, and science output more useful to everyone ranging from companies, through scientists and engineers to the public, consumers and the government that indirectly fund Research & Development.
The Foundation’s work culminates in an annual International CSf Conference in which scientists, writers, researchers, artists, and the general public come together to explore the role of creativity and science fiction prototypes on the science research agenda.
We have many resources available here at the site for those who care to learn more about the CSf or the science fiction prototype process. There are online articles, books, videos and papers that we recommend for further information.
**Latest News** – A new book from Intel’s Futurist, Brian David Johnson, has been published; “The 21st Century Robot“. It describes an open source Maker initiative called Jimmy, and offers 3D printer design tools (to allow constructors to design and share skins), electronic schematics (to augment the hardware), open source software (to develop App-like functions) and rudimentary AI code (that acts as a starting point for exploring AI). In addition to practical making advice, the book contains four science-fiction stories to motivate your own design of a 21st Century Robot and introduce you to Intel’s renowned creative design tool; science-fiction prototyping (SFP). More information on the project, robots kit and this book are available from the 21st Century Robot web site..
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