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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.

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Emerge engages artists, designers, researchers, scientists, engineers, and public audiences to explore possible futures.

Since its inception in 2012, Emerge has pushed the envelope of performance, technology, and critical thinking. Each year we explore this intersection by asking challenging questions about the future of our mediated lives by building, sharing, and experimenting with visceral experiences of the future. Emerge is a performative exploration of the future, a lab for inspiring new ideas and prototypes, and an art-science research platform.

How do we build life on the moon?

For 2018, the theme of this transmedia art, science, and technology festival was life on the Moon in 2175. This immersive experience explored the social and cultural challenges of long-term habitation on the Moon. Learn more

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