From the Printer to the Dining Table: The 3D Space Cafeteria

Month: July 2013

Pizza is just one of the many items that could be created using a 3D printer

From the Printer to the Dining Table: The 3D Space Cafeteria

Admit it. At some point in your life, you’ve wished you had a device that would dispense freshly made food at the press of a button. Though this seems like

XSEAD logo

XSEAD: Collaboration starts with a community

XSEAD, headquartered in ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering, is a new digital platform for sharing collaborative projects across science, engineering, arts and design. The project aims to build

Revenge of the Nerd: Junot Díaz and the Networks of American Literary Imagination

Ed Finn, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 1 (2013) Full text: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/7/1/000148/000148.html In this article, CSI director Ed Finn considers the complicated cultural coding of author and MIT creative

CyberSenses Light Graffiti and sensor prototypes

CyberSenses at the Digital Culture Gallery

On Saturday, July 13, the CyberSenses group opened a display at ASU’s Digital Culture Gallery as part of the ASU Art Museum’s Family Fun Day. CyberSenses, an initiative of the

DARPA's robot Atlas

Robot Heroes on the Rise

Our world is filled with heroes. Without the aid of superpowers, firefighters and police officers do everything they can to keep us safe on a daily basis. But what do

Yesterday’s Naysayers

Corey S. Pressman

Jules Verne to Star Trek: Does sci-fi show the future?

LabDreams: where science meets entertainment

This is a guest post from LabDreams, an ASU student venture currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter. To learn more about LabDreams and contribute to their project, visit their Kickstarter page.

A massive crowd of people

Information as Infection, Part III: The Inoculation

This is the third and final installment of the “Information as Infection” series. Check out Part I and Part II to get the whole story! The concept is compelling –

A closeup of a contact lens

The Telescopic Lens: No Longer a Piece of Science Fiction

While watching your favorite sci-fi flick, you notice the cyborg hero using his robotic eye to zoom in on the scene and track the villain. You think to yourself, “How

Information as Infection, Part II: A Parasite Called Culture?

If you missed Part I of the “Information as Infection” series, check it out here. At the heart of the debate about the legitimacy of memetics as a science lies the

Rosalyn Berne

ASU scholars use science fiction to explore the future of biotechnology

Author Rosalyn Berne Original science fiction stories from two Arizona State University scholars are being featured in To Recreate Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction (2014, Pan Stanford Press),

Space colonization, the deep future and weekends on the moon

Jim Bell, professor at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and president of The Planetary Society, recently joined Simon Constable at The Wall Street Journal Live to discuss the