Humanities Courses

 Write and Illustrate Science Fiction: July 30 – August 3

Have you ever imagined what the world will be like fifty years from now? Would you like to? Science fiction and video game writers have always been our most important futurists because they envision a world that seems unimaginable to their readers, yet those writers’ ideas actually help create the future. For example, authors like Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Arthur Clarke imagined many of the gadgets we use today—from submarines to smart phones.

In this course, you will read some special selections from famous sci-fi to get you in the mood and practice illustration techniques to visualize your ideas into life. By the end of the course, you will have created, written, and illustrated your own sci-fi short story that imagines the world fifty years from now, and you will publish your writing online in a collection we call “2068: A Glimpse into the Future.”

Faculty: Bradford Carpenter & Alkan Nallbani