Join us for truth elixirs, laser-cut rock art, flash mobs, food trucks, vast crowds of masked faces, Native American rock music, cyborgs and 3D printers. Emerge unites artists, engineers, scientists, storytellers and designers to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments that we share. This year, Emerge tackles […]

Join us for truth elixirs, laser-cut rock art, flash mobs, food trucks, vast crowds of masked faces, Native American rock music, cyborgs and 3D printers. Emerge unites artists, engineers, scientists, storytellers and designers to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments that we share. This year, Emerge tackles […]

Celebration and performances Twitter Verses, a performance by Lance Gharavi, Eileen Standley and Jake Pinholster School of Arts, Media and Engineering dance performance X-Act flash mob Migration Roots, a musical performance by James O’Halloran Waila and Cumbia music by D Faktion Nyne and Mumsigo Tribe, bands from the Tohono O’odham Nation Projection mapping by David Tinapple and students […]

In the future, will we create computers that surpass our intelligence? Will we bio-engineer our species to hybridize humans and machines? Will nanotechnology mean that the building blocks of matter become playthings for human industry and creativity? How might these emerging technologies change what it means to be human? The Singularity explores these issues with leading futurists, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts and philosophers who turn over the question like a transhuman Rubik’s Cube.

Friday, March 7, 6:00 – 11:00pm Arizona State University’s Emerge 2014 will be a “Carnival of the Future” – a radically creative, playful and challenging approach to the future world we actually want to make. It will feature massively public, evening-long adventures under a big tent showcasing cutting-edge performance and swarming, flying technology along with […]

Canal Convergence takes place from Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 1 at The Scottsdale Waterfront Check out “The Artwork Forge,” an interactive installation co-commissioned by Emerge and Scottsdale Public Art, created by artist Toby Atticus Fraley! Hint: robots are involved.  And they’ll be making art. Learn more about Canal Convergence… Schedule: Thursday, February 26, […]

On Friday, March 6, 2015, the ASU Art Museum will install a camera designed by experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats to take a millennium-long photograph of the evolving Tempe skyline. The museum will unveil the photograph in a month-long exhibition scheduled for Spring 3015. According to ASU Art Museum Curator Garth Johnson, the millennium camera will […]

Dancing robots. Google Glass theatre. Wearable electronic utopias. Cameras that record in deep time for 100 years. Fine art created by algorithms. Emerge is a festival of artistic and scientific visitations from the future featuring performance, improvisation, games, dance, hands-on opportunities to design and build the future, and a multimedia performance by  Radiolab co-creator Jad […]

EMERGE is an annual transmedia art, science and technology festival designed to engage diverse publics in the creative exploration of our possible futures. The festival’s 2017 theme is Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still motivates us to think critically about our creative agency and scientific responsibility. This year EMERGE invites visitors into a house of wonder filled with […]