- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Assistant Professor, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University
- Founding Director, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University
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 is also an affiliate faculty member of the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program.
Ed’s research and teaching explore digital narratives, contemporary culture and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences. He is the co-editor of Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (William Morrow, September 2014) and is currently working on a book about the changing nature of reading and writing in the age of algorithms. He completed his PhD in English and American literature at Stanford University in 2011. Before graduate school Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate and Popular Science. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in 2002 with a Comparative Literature major and certificates in Computer Science, Creative Writing and European Cultural Studies.
- PhD, English and American Literature, Stanford University, 2011
- MA, English and American Literature, Stanford University, 2007
- AB, Comparative Literature with Certificates in Applications of Computing, Creating Writing and European Cultural Studies, Princeton University, 2002
Finn, E. F. 2015. We can build the future. Computer November 2015(11):90-91. (link )
Finn, E. F. 2013. Revenge of the nerd: Junot Diaz and the networks of American literary imagination. digital humanities quarterly 7(1):. (link )
Finn, E. F. and G. P. Zachary eds. 2015. Journeys Through Time and Space. Intel Corporation.
Finn, E. F. and G. P. Zachary eds. 2015. Living Tomorrow. Intel Corporation.
Finn, E. F. and K. Cramer eds. 2014. Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. Wiliam Morrow. ISBN: 978-06-220471-4.
Finn, E. F. and G. P. Zachary eds. 2014. Dark Futures. Intel Corporation. (link )
Finn, E. F. and G. P. Zachary eds. 2014. The Future: Powered by Fiction. Intel Corporation. (link )
Finn, E. F. and K. Cramer. 2014. Introduction: A blueprint for better dreams. Pp. xxiii In: Finn, E. F. and K. Cramer eds., Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. William Morrow. ISBN: 978-0-06-220471-4.
Finn, E. F. and G. P. Zachary. 2013. Introduction: Green dreams. Pp. 187-190 Cautious Dreams & Curiosities. Intel Corporation.
Finn, E. F. 2012. Becoming yourself: The afterlife of reception. Pp. 151-176 In: Cohen, S. and L. Konstantinou eds., The Legacy of David Foster Wallace. University of Iowa Press. ISBN: 978-1609380823.
Finn, E. F. 2012. New literary cultures: Mapping the digital networks of Toni Morrison. Pp. 177-202 In: Lang, A. ed., From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN: 978-1558499539.