The Future of Storytelling: The Influence of Fiction on Science

Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young
Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

What do Star Trek, Motorola, Stephen Spielberg, Minority Report, Raytheon, @ElonMusk, @JonFavreau, and Iron Man (the movie) have in common? All are examples of how science can influence fiction, and fiction can influence science.

@RobertWong, a graphic designer by training and a driving force behind Google Creative Labs, tells the story of how art, technology & design lovers come together with engineering experts to create the future.  Think Google Glass, cell phones, tricorders and more–What a way to kick off 2014!

For those interested, Wong also hosts a Future of Storytelling Virtual Roundtable Speaker Series weekly on Wednesdays, 12:30pm ET. Click here for more information.


First Posted on Educate the Young on 1/9/2013

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Tracy Granzyk MS is Managing Editor for Educate the Young, and a freelance writer and social media consultant who specializes in healthcare, wellness and sport. She spent 15 years in sales, marketing and global strategy in the biotech industry, and joined Dr. Mayer in 2008 as a writer on the award-winning Transparent Health film series where a passion for patient safety took hold. With a graduate degree in sport psychology and an undergraduate degree in non-fiction writing, Tracy is well-positioned to take complex science and healthcare information and share it in a narrative form that resonates with audiences coming from all sides of healthcare. Her insatiable quest for acquiring and sharing knowledge in innovative ways via social and digital media has led to a greater understanding of where technology can take healthcare. As such, her research has most recently been focused in education technology, serious games/simulation, and storytelling.