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Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

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

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

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

A roaming site-specific atmospheric performance that merges video projections and live performance. Artist: Rachel Bowditch

A roaming site-specific atmospheric performance that merges video projections and live performance. Artist: Rachel Bowditch

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

These hacker-artists create indigenous electronic tools, which they use with traditional indigenous tools to perform indigenous reimagined ceremony.

These hacker-artists create indigenous electronic tools, which they use with traditional indigenous tools to perform indigenous reimagined ceremony.

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

An exploration of the interwoven layers of the infosphere, from the physical and material to the biological, and to cultural. Artist: Karolina Sobecka

An exploration of the interwoven layers of the infosphere, from the physical and material to the biological, and to cultural. Artist: Karolina Sobecka

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Autonomous helium filled blimps whose movements are determined by small swarms of houseflies.

Autonomous helium filled blimps whose movements are determined by small swarms of houseflies.

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Emerge 2017

Experimental philosopher Jonathan Keats showcases his new balloting system.

Experimental philosopher Jonathan Keats showcases his new balloting system.

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Now in its fifth year, Emerge continues to engage artists, designers, researchers, scientists, engineers, and public audiences to explore possible futures. For 2017, the theme of this transmedia art, science, and technology festival was Frankenstein, the 200-year old novel that still motivates us to think critically about our creative agency and scientific responsibility.

This year, Emerge was held concurrently with ASU’s Night of the Open Door and invited visitors into a house of wonder filled with speculative technologies, fortune-tellers, music, film, and performative experiments that blurred the boundaries between art and science. The festival challenged visitors to ask what we can learn by looking at emerging science and technology through the lens of art.