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Emerge 2018

Emerge 2018

Emerge 2018

This immersive experience explored the social and cultural challenges of long-term habitation on the Moon.

This immersive experience explored the social and cultural challenges of long-term habitation on the Moon.

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

A techno-Gothic house of wonder filled with speculative technologies, fortune tellers, music, film, and performative experiments that blur the boundaries of art and science.

A techno-Gothic house of wonder filled with speculative technologies, fortune tellers, music, film, and performative experiments that blur the boundaries of art and science.

Emerge 2016

Emerge 2016

Emerge 2016

Exploring competition and play, teamwork, fandom, virtual realities, big data, ability and disability, and fashion through design, performance, and reimagined games.

Exploring competition and play, teamwork, fandom, virtual realities, big data, ability and disability, and fashion through design, performance, and reimagined games.

Emerge 2015

Emerge 2015

Emerge 2015

Ruminating on the choices that technology opens up—and those it constrains—and the future as an ethical minefield.

Ruminating on the choices that technology opens up—and those it constrains—and the future as an ethical minefield.

Emerge 2014

Emerge 2014

Emerge 2014

A literal carnival delving into The Future of Me—the push and pull between individuality and facelessness in a tech-heavy world.

A literal carnival delving into The Future of Me—the push and pull between individuality and facelessness in a tech-heavy world.

Emerge 2013

Emerge 2013

Emerge 2013

A playful, deadly serious examination of the way stories shape our sense of self and reality through a set of collaborative workshops, featuring cyborgs, physicists, and artists.

A playful, deadly serious examination of the way stories shape our sense of self and reality through a set of collaborative workshops, featuring cyborgs, physicists, and artists.

Emerge 2012

Emerge 2012

Emerge 2012

Our inaugural festival featured hands-on workshops and design experiments.

Our inaugural festival featured hands-on workshops and design experiments.

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

A celebration of human inventiveness to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

A celebration of human inventiveness to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Emerge is a festival of art, science, and technology devoted to creative imagination and experiences of tomorrow.

Emerge unites ASU’s diverse ecology of world-renowned researchers and its culture of interdisciplinary exchange to create vibrant portraits of alternative futures.

Emerge 2020: Eating at the Edges

Call for participants

“Eating at the Edges” explores what it means to eat in a world of increasing environmental extremes. Exhibits, interactions, and installations bring together artists, scientists, innovators, activists, farmers, and cookers to examine what alternative forms of food production, distribution, and consumption could flourish at the edges of society, at the edge of knowledge, or at the border between possibility and fantasy? What new forms of eating are necessary to create a more inclusive, equitable, and delicious culinary world? Learn more