Imagining Possible Worlds

WID, the Center for Humanities and To the Best of Our Knowledge co-organized the April 9, 2014, event Imagining Possible Worlds, a conversation about literature, science and the future.

Renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, WID Director David Krakauer, Literary Scholar Monique Allewaert and TTBOOK Producer and WID Distinguished Scholar Steve Paulson explored how humanists, scientists and writers bring distinct but overlapping approaches to universal questions about shared global interests, ranging from climate change and geo-engineering to creating more egalitarian and sustainable societies, and how science fiction can help us imagine the future.

Read — and listen to — the winning entries as well as some of our favorite entries from the contest.

Video courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television