Emerge: Artists + Scientists + Engineers + Humanists + more Redesign the Future
Emerge2013: The Future of Truth
Emerge2013 will unite those making the future and those thinking about what it all means.Feb. 28 – March 2, 2013 Arizona State University / Tempe, Arizona We understand the world through stories. Our stories may be rooted in rigorous fact or unbounded imagination but, being incomplete, they are always lies. Many are useful, however, because humans are pattern-seeking animals. Stories are the way we make sense of a complex world. We build our very selves through the stories that make sense to us – that we chose to believe. So what is the future of truth? Learn more Join us
“The whole idea is to throw sparks and light people up” “You have to get people invested in the future as something they can change”……continue reading
“…..you don’t have to be a geek, nerd, or egghead to attend”. “Though it’s true that the forward-looking event, which aims to envision mankind’s future through a melding of art and science, is a cerebral experience…..” continue reading
“… was the future of truth and the idea that no one person or profession has a lock on truth, but by bringing everyone together, it would create something that is larger than the sum of its parts.” continue reading
Emerge 2017: Frankenstein December 22, 2017 - The festival’s 2017 theme is Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still motivates us to think critically about our creative agency and scientific responsibility. The festival revisits the past in order to reframe our sense of the present and inspire imagination of plausible futures, and asks what we can learn today by looking at emerging science and technology through the lens of art. [embed]https://vimeo.com/209821004[/embed]
Radio Healer January 25, 2017 - Radio Healer is a Native American and Xicano led artist collective in Phoenix, Arizona. The collective is Edgar Cardenas, Randy Kemp, Ashya Flint, Mere Martinez, Rykelle Kemp, Cristóbal Martínez, Melissa S. Rex, Devin Armstrong-Best, and Raven Kemp. As a group, these hacker-artists create indigenous electronic tools, which they use with traditional indigenous tools to perform indigenous reimagined ceremony. Through their immersive environments, comprised of moving images, tools, regalia, performance, and sound, the collective bends media to position visual and sonic metaphors that evoke a heightened sense of criticality about the systems we create and maintain in our world.
Electric Breath January 25, 2017 - Electric Breath is a screening series that traces Frankensteinian themes in film history and contemporary video and animation. From monstrous avatars struggling to thrive in, or escape from, virtual worlds to animal-headed humans narrating a drowned city, the screening presents a forecast by turns satirical, dreamy and dystopian. Works byMarina Zurkow, Claudia Hart, Eva Davidova, Takashi Murata, Carla Gannis, Edison Studios and Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver explore the parables that haunt modernity’s ongoing encounter with the seductions of technology. An outdoor screening will take place on the lawn next to University Club and an indoor series will screen inside the building in the Sky Room. For further information please visit:https://electricbreathemergeblog.wordpress.com/
Biodesign Challenge January 25, 2017 - The Biodesign Challenge is an annual research program and national competition that offers art and design students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology. On view will be two of the winning projects: Stabilimentum is a couture mask that filters air using live spiders and the electrostatic properties of their silk. Starter Culture Kit is a biomaterials starter kit designed to introduce makers to the expansive world of biomaterials, which include bioplastics, mycelium and silk proteins, which can be propagated and shared among makers. ASU’s students will be competing next year.
Edibleskin January 25, 2017 - Edibleskin imagines a future where fashion becomes merely an extension of the body. Through rituals; from growing and consuming second-skins, to grown materials extending and altering the relationship with materials on the body, to swallowable pills that cause cellulose-material to form on the surface of skin. These artworks explore future rituals that use biotechnology and biomaterial to explore an alternative future where the relation between living, non- living, things and bodies is expanded and blurred, ultimately inviting critical discussion of the ways that we shape biotechnology in relation to everyday life.
Cloud Services January 25, 2017 - Cloud Services is a transmedia exploration of a proposal to use the atmosphere as an apparatus for data storage and transmission by encoding data into the genomes of bacteria that affect the weather. Addressing the potential of new computational and biotechnological practices as well as the ethical risks of experimenting with life forms and geophysical cycles, the work engages its audience in reflections on how we are altering our environments and how we should govern emerging technologies in order to use them towards desirable futures.