Media Advisory


Media Advisory

Monday, February 18,  2013

ASU’s Emerge to showcase vibrant fusion of arts, technology, visionary thinking


Engineers, dancers, scientists, actors, futurists and poets will combine creative forces over three days to present Arizona State University’s “Emerge 2013: The Future of Truth,” capped off free day-and-night public festival of performances, exhibits and interactive demonstrations at ASU’s Tempe campus on Saturday, March 2.


Feb. 28- March 2


ASU Tempe campus (with some related events at the ASU Polytechnic Campus in Mesa and in downtown Phoenix)


The March 2nd Emerge public festival Saturday evening will feature Twitterverse, a theatrical social-media narrative played out in flesh and chalk, along with rock and roll bands from the Tohono O’odham Nation, a light show, a truth serum cocktail lounge, theatrical atmospheric performance works, and award-winning songwriter, bluesman, and flamenco guitarist James O’Halloran – all in or near the Neeb Plaza on campus.

Also the Arts, Media and Engineering Digital Culture Showcase and experimental sonic art performances by the Laptop Orchestra of Arizona State and the Genesis dance project. Genesis will blend art with technology, presenting a dancer covered with sensors that detect her movements and muscle activity, resulting in music synthesized in real-time, with the sensors controlling aspects of the sound.

Emerge will also present public events during the late afternoon and evening of Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1, including a play at ASU Lyceum Theatre that examines what separates – or doesn’t separate – humankind from the animal world, along with the Digital Culture Showcase and a Twitter Verses presentation in Phoenix’s “The Lot: What Should Go Here?” on the northeast corner of Second and Roosevelt, two blocks east of the Arts District light rail station.


As a prelude to the public events, a series of Emerge Workshops revolving around the theme “The Future of Truth” will be conducted Feb. 28 and March 1 on ASU’s Tempe campus. For details, visit http://emerge2013.asu.edu/workshops/

Emerge workshops are the only part of Emerge that is by invitation only. To be considered for an invitation, visit http://emerge2013.asu.edu/workshops/apply-for-a-workshop-invitation/

For more information on Emerge 2013, visit http://emerge2013.asu.edu/ or e-mail questions to emerge@asu.edu


Along with the Emerge festival, the ASU Tempe campus will be the site of two additional free public events on March 2, showcasing the sciences, engineering, technology, the arts and humanities.  Night of the Open Door will be presented by ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  with partners including ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the Center for Science and the Imagination, and the Biodesign Institute.  The Engineering Open House will be presented by ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

For more information on these events, visit http://opendoor.asu.edu/  and http://more.engineering.asu.edu/openhouse/



Joe Kullman, joe.kullman@asu.edu

(480) 965-8122 office

(480) 773-1364 mobile

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona  USA