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Emerge 2019

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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.

Spirit of Leo

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Visitors design da Vinci–esque machines to solve present-day problems.

Visitors design da Vinci–esque machines to solve present-day problems.

Ornithopter

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Emerge co-director Dave Guston rides a model of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter, created by Derek Wulff.

Emerge co-director Dave Guston rides a model of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter, created by Derek Wulff.

Eden

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Emerge 2019

Performers from “Eden,” created by Rachel Bowditch of the Vessel project, lead visitors from the Tempe Festival of the Arts to Emerge 2019.

Performers from “Eden,” created by Rachel Bowditch of the Vessel project, lead visitors from the Tempe Festival of the Arts to Emerge 2019.

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Our theme for the 8th annual Emerge festival in March 2019 is “Invention!”: a celebration of human inventiveness to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Through hands-on activities, performances, workshops, exhibits, lectures, experiments, and interactive environments, Emerge will showcase the many twists along the road to innovation: unbridled imagination, exquisite observation, epic and mundane failure, surprise and serendipity. Honoring the legacy of Leonardo and all those devoted to exuberant, unconventional invention, Emerge 2019 shines light on uncommon futures for the common good.

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