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No work of literature has done more to shape the way humans imagine science and its moral consequences than "Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus" – Mary Shelley’s enduring tale of creation and responsibility. In writing "Frankenstein," 19-year-old Shelley produced in both the creature and its creator tropes that not only continue to resonate with contemporary audiences but actually influence the way we confront emerging technologies.
As a landmark fusion of ethics, science and literary expression, "Frankenstein" and Arizona State University's Frankenstein Bicentennial Project allow educators, writers, scholars, artists and the public to consider the history of scientific invention and the future of our technological society through a series of events in 2016-2018, including writing competitions, exhibits, films and talks. In addition, ASU will develop a Transmedia Museum, with funding from the National Science Foundation, that offers new approaches to STEM learning.