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Edward Finn

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Dir (FSC) & Asst Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Dir (FSC) & Asst Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Assistant Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Dir (FSC) & Asst Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Biography

Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English. He also serves as the academic director of Future Tense, a partnership between ASU, New America and Slate Magazine, co-director of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project and a co-director of Emerge, an annual festival of art, ideas and the future.

Ed’s research and teaching explore digital narratives, creative collaboration, and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences. He is the author of What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing (MIT Press, spring 2017) and co-editor of Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers and Creators of All Kinds (MIT Press, spring 2017) and Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (William Morrow, 2014). He completed his PhD in English and American Literature at Stanford University in 2011 and his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in 2002. Before graduate school, Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate, and Popular Science.

 

Faculty Affiliations:

School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology

Global Institute for Sustainability

Barrett, The Honors College

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Center on the Future of War

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Research Interests

Contemporary American literature, digital narratives, experimental humanities, creative collaboration, science fiction, digital humanities, interdisciplinary research

Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 310Media Literacies Composition
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 130Prototyping Dreams
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 310Media Literacies Composition
AME 484Internship
AME 492Honors Directed Study
AME 494Special Topics
ENG 494Special Topics
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 598Special Topics
AME 599Thesis
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 385Collab Projects & Research I
AME 484Internship
AME 485Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 492Honors Directed Study
AME 493Honors Thesis
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
ENG 598Special Topics
AME 598Special Topics
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 492Honors Directed Study
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 469Science and Literature
AME 484Internship
AME 492Honors Directed Study
AME 493Honors Thesis
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 394Special Topics
AME 492Honors Directed Study
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 194Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 394Special Topics
MAS 592Research
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation