Hieroglyph, Not Just An Anthology (Or A Pictographic Character)

Today Hieroglyph is available in dead tree and electronic editions.  The anthology is co-edited by Kathryn Cramer and Ed Finn and has 17 different stories.  You may recognize several of the names, depending on how much science fiction and/or science journalism you read.  Many of the authors also have scientific training.  There are promotional events for the book scheduled throughout September across North America.

Hieroglyph is the namesake of Project Hieroglyph, hosted at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University (Ed Finn, co-editor of the anthology, is the Director).  You can hear more about the Center from Finn in this April 2014 radio program. Hieroglyph is a collaborative space and research effort on the nature of that collaboration.  There are discussion fora and groups organized around the iconic ideas or projects that are considered modern hieroglyphs.  At the moment there’s the book, a very tall tower, and a massively multiplayer online education game listed amongst the projects.

The space is open to everyone 13 or older.  You will need to register in order to participate.  I’d recommend you review the site’s terms of service and data privacy statements before committing.


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