ASU collaborates on “American POP!” comic book, sci-fi exhibit

American POP!

Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond!
American POP! explores the transformative effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives and the technology that surrounds us. Tempe Center for the Arts and Arizona State University have worked together to create an exhibit that will investigate the relationship between popular culture, scientific inquiry, technological innovation and cultural change.

ASU collaborates on “American POP!” comic book, sci-fi exhibit

From Jan. 17 through June 8, the Tempe Center for the Arts presents “American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond,” an exhibition that explores the transformative effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives and the technology that surrounds us.

American POP! with David Williams

David Williams, associate research professor at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, explains how science fiction has influenced him throughout his career.

American POP! with Dave Guston

Dave Guston, director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University, explains how science fiction has influenced him throughout his career.

American POP! with Michelle Dock

Michelle Dock, gallery coordinator at the Tempe Center for the Arts, explains how science fiction has influenced her throughout her career.

American POP! with Melissa Morris

Melissa Morris, a theoretical astrophysicist and assistant director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, explains how science fiction has influenced her throughout her career.

American POP! with Jeff Yarger

Jeff Yarger, a professor of chemistry, biochemistry and physics at Arizona State University and director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center, explains how science fiction has influenced him throughout his career.

Introducing American POP! with TCA’s Michelle Dock

Gallery coordinator Michelle Dock introduces the Tempe Center for the Arts’ American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond! exhibit. Several Arizona State University departments, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Center for Science and the Imagination, contributed to the design of the exhibit.

Interfaces and the Future of Design with Nathan Shedroff

Nathan Shedroff, designer and the chairman of the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts, discusses his research on the relationship between science fiction and real-world design at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering in October 2013.

5 Burning Questions: Tom Leveen

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.

5 Burning Questions: Tracey Grose

We talk with Tracey Grose, Vice President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

Tomorrow Project: Humanities – Imagining Our Future (And Yes, Tweeting Cows!)

Ron Broglio, Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University, discusses how philosophy, aesthetics and literature can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.