A dancer hooked up to motion sensors performs at the opening of the CSI in September 2012.
Brian David Johnston from tech giant, Intel (left) and CSI director, Ed Finn on stage at Arizona State University in September 2012. Finn says he hopes the ambitious center will cut across boundaries and genres, engendering valuable scientific conversation.
Two sci-fi enthusiasts interact with an exhibit called the "Magic Planet"at the Center for Science and the Imagination.
An artists rendering of The Tower Project -- a collaborative idea from sci-fi author Neal Stephenson and ASU engineer, Keith Hjelmstad, to build a 20 kilometer tall tower that can launch vehicles into space more efficiently.
Intel's resident futurist, Brian David Johnson, address the audience at the CSI opening ceremony. The technology giant has collaborated with the center to create the Tomorrow Project USA, an online forum to engender conversation on big ideas for future technologies.
Artists, engineers, scientists, storytellers and designers will build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species in years to come, the CSI hopes. Here, a futuristic dance troupe perform at the center's opening ceremony celebrations.