Researchers collaborate on Smithsonian piece

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Dr. Alanna Krolikowski, assistant professor of political science, contributed to FUTURES at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C., which runs through Wednesday, July 6.

Part exhibition and part festival, FUTURES features various installations and artifacts from across the Smithsonian system to explore how humans have imagined the future and invite reflection upon how depicting the future can help us prepare for it.

As part of FUTURES, Krolikowski and her research collaborators participated in a workshop at the Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination with writers of speculative fiction, who later composed stories based on their exchanges. Drawing on research by Krolikowski and her collaborators, writer Madeline Ashby created “Speculation: Can there be ethical investment in asteroid mining?” a story featured as a poster in the exhibit and online.

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