David Quammen, Spillover

David Quammen at ASU: Spillover, Pandemics and Scientific Storytelling

David Quammen’s Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (W.W. Norton, 2012) is an eloquent book, weaving a compelling, scientifically-grounded narrative about the potential for emergent global pandemics. I have come to expect nothing less from Quammen, who throughout his illustrious career has elevated scientific […]

Kraig Farkash

Kraig Farkash

Kraig is a recovering artist, sometimes wordsmith and borderline curmudgeon. The fact that he’s penning this bio in third person isn’t helping with the latter – at all. Anyway, Kraig holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia from Arizona State University, where he’s currently enrolled […]

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Lena Nguyen

Lena Nguyen

Lena Nguyen is a senior with Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College and is pursuing two degrees: one in English: Creative Writing and the other in Political Science. She is currently working on her honors thesis, a novel-length science fiction manuscript, and will have a […]

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Review: The Art of Video Games exhibit

More and more, however, respect for video games has been growing. As the average gamer ages, awareness of the potential for games to enhance cognitive functions and even improve the world has similarly developed. But acknowledgement of their potent artistic power has been somewhat more elusive. And so it was with great exultation that your author received news of The Art of Video Games exhibition opening at the Phoenix Art Museum. Finally, the time had come to put away childish things and embrace video games in all their glory.

Zachary Heth E.T. mashup

Zachary Heth

Zachary is currently pursuing degrees in Molecular Biosciences,  Biotechnology and Political Science at ASU. Zachary is involved heavily at ASU, in the community and in many fields of research – including exploring classic and contemporary science fiction at the Center for Science and the Imagination. He […]

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