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"The Tomorrow Project" is an international program that explores and creates science fiction based on science fact. The project features science fiction stories, comics and short screen plays based on current research and emerging technologies and examines their affect on our future.

The Tomorrow Project – Seattle resulted in an anthology of science fiction based on science fact, featuring an original story from Cory Doctorow. We looked for short fiction, comics and short screenplays based upon current scientific research and technology development. Research was conducted by the University of Washington and Intel in the fields of synthetic biology, computer security, robotics, DNA sequencing and bio/chemical sensing, minute architecture, ray tracing/virtual reality and computer vision will serve as the basis to inspire authors of science fiction. Highlighting the seven research topics, the Tomorrow Project Seattle asked people to think about what the future will look like when these technologies affect our everyday lives.

The Tomorrow Project Seattle is hosted by the University of Washington. Although the Tomorrow Project was not a competition, submissions were reviewed by an editorial board managed by the University of Washington including members from academia and industry. The stories accepted for publication by the editorial board were complied into an anthology. The anthology was published online and was available as a free electronic download. A limited number of physical books were printed for the authors and events. The Project host and sponsors will be doing some publicity and distribution of the anthology.

The call for submissions was an open invitation to authors, comic artists and filmmakers. Submissions were based on one or more of the research video topics included in The Tomorrow Project YouTube video interviews that can be found below along with prescribed submission requirements.

Submit

Steps:
  1. Submissions could be short fiction, comics or short screenplays based upon current scientific research and technology development.
  2. Submission were based on one or more of the video topics included in the YouTube video interviews on this page.
  3. Authors adhered to all submission requirements.
  4. Submissions were due by June 15, 2011, Midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Authors whose work was accepted for publication in the anthology were contacted during August 2011.
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