Professor D. Harrell of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an artist, scientist, and computer programmer rolled into one. Through the Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory, Harrell has dedicated his work as an artist-scientist to link imagination with computation. “Fantastic stories, rich metaphors, social relationships, and even our senses of self are all rooted in […]
Some of our favorite science fiction (like Kim Stanley Robinson’s epic Mars Trilogy) involves terraforming distant Earth-like planets in the hope of generating functional ecosystems and sustaining human life. But what’s wrong with the planetary bodies right in our own backyard? In 2015, NASA plans to launch the Lunar Plant Growth Habitat into space to […]
Growing up is hard enough. Being a young child with autism is even more difficult. For those who have become frustrated with traditional treatments, there is hope. Social robots are more than tools for collecting data: they can be a real friend. Social robots serve as therapeutic instruments that are modified to fit the specific […]
On Friday, December 6 2013, ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering hosted the Digital Culture Showcase. The event featured unique and interactive projects created by students in the Digital Culture program. Students were encouraged to design projects and installations ranging from immersive environments and functioning prototypes to animated short films. For example, Digital Culture […]
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Fortunately, embryo cloning may help us to learn from our mistakes. Scientists are hoping to bring back (or should we say “resurrect”?) the bucardo mountain goat by making cloned embryos from frozen cells, which will be implanted into female goats. If the clones survive, these Spanish […]
ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering will be hosting its Digital Culture Showcase on December 6, 2013 in Stauffer Hall, B-Wing on the ASU Tempe campus. During this event, students from the Digital Culture program will demonstrate their prototypes and inventions for a broad public audience. Projects include animated short films, interactive performances, sound […]
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with science fiction author, futurist, and scientist David Brin. Brin recently visited Arizona State University to discuss his newest novel, Existence, which discusses the future of humanity.
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we interview young adult fiction author Tom Leveen, whose most recent novel “SICK” was launched at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus on October 1st, 2013.
Consumer technology does its best to make sure that products can be customized according to the taste of the user. But let’s be real for a moment. That brand new upgraded smartphone you just purchased has some great features, but the designers messed up some of what you loved about the last model. Well, what […]
In this episode of 5 Burning Questions, we talk with legendary science fiction author, design critic, editor and journalist Bruce Sterling. Bruce recorded this interview with us during his tenure as CSI’s inaugural Visionary in Residence. Among many other things, Bruce blogs for Wired.com and is the de facto spiritual leader for ASU’s Emerge since its inception in 2012.