The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University is dedicated to research, training and outreach on the societal aspects emerging technologies. Its work is motivated by a vision of the anticipatory governance of these technologies through building capacities for foresight, public engagement, and socio-technical integration. 

VIRI Director David H. Guston is professor of politics and global studies and director of The School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

Founding member

Dr. Erik Fisher

Dr. Erik Fisher

Futurescape City Tours (Phoenix)

Futurescape City Tours (Phoenix)

STIR workshop

STIR workshop

CNS-ASU gala event

CNS-ASU gala event

Nano around the world game

Nano around the world game

National Citizens Technology Forum

National Citizens Technology Forum

Dr. David Guston at S.NET

Dr. David Guston at S.NET

Communities of Integration

Communities of Integration

Winter School

Winter School

Science Outside the Lab

Science Outside the Lab

Winter School 2015

Winter School 2015

Selected RRI Publications

Guston, David H. 2014. "Understanding Anticipatory Governance." Social Studies of Science, 44 (2): 219-43.

Guston, David H.​, Erik Fisher, Armin Grunwald, Richard Owen, Tsjalling Swierstra, and Simone van der Burg. 2014. "Responsible Innovation: Motivations for a Journal." Journal of Responsible Innovation 1 (1): 1-8.

Guston, David H.​​ 2013. “'Daddy, Can I Have a Puddle Gator?': Creativity, Anticipation, and Responsible Innovation.” In Responsible Innovation: Concepts and Practice, eds. Richard Owen, John Bessant, and Maggy Heintz. London: Wiley, 109-18.

Guston, David H.​​ 2012. "The Pumpkin or the Tiger? Michael Polanyi, Frederick Soddy, and Anticipating Emerging Technologies." Minerva, Special 50th Anniversary Issue 50 (3): 363-79.

Guston, David H. 2004. "CRIs in the Wilderness: Toward Centers for Responsible Innovation in the Commercialized Academy." In Buying in or Selling Out: The Commercialization of the American Research University, ed. D. Stein. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, pp. 161-174.

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VIRI is supported by the National Science Foundation under collective agreement #1257246