The Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) is one of the finest venues in Arizona – a jewel in the crown of a city known for its support of the arts. Designed by the Tempe-based firm Architekton and award-winning Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles, TCA houses a state-of-the-art, 600-seat theater, a 200-seat studio theater and a 3,500 square-foot gallery, and is a vibrant hub for local artistic, cultural and community events.
We are collaborating with the Tempe Center for the Arts on its American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction exhibit (open January 17 – May 31, 2014), contributing a series of video interviews with scholars from the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering that will be available to view in the exhibit. These interviews will highlight the importance of popular culture and science fiction in motivating scholars to study science and technology, and the importance of fiction, creativity and storytelling as tools for thinking constructively about the future.