Jad Abumrad, the founder of Radiolab, on “Gut Churn”-Gut Churn begins with a simple question: what does it mean to “innovate?” How does it feel to make something new in the world? (These are questions Jad Abumrad was frequently asked after being awarded a MacArthur “genius” grant in 2011). Gut Churn, on one level, is Jad’s personal recollection of inventing a new aesthetic […]
Bodies for a Global Brain-Suppose the Cloud started requiring – or demanding! – the use of human bodies? Bodies for a Global Brain is a set of performances imagining just that. Funded originally by Google, UCLA’s Bodies for a Global Brain examines our choices, values, and identity in the future – or perhaps its sacrifice in the service of […]
Ars Robotica-What if we could teach robots to dance? How would it change the relationship between humans and machines? ASU roboticists and performance artists are taking on that challenge using the Baxter industrial robot.
Future Design Studio-Create your own prototypes of artifacts from the future. From parking tickets to coffins, the Future Design Studio asks you to imagine what everyday objects look like in the future, and then invites you to watch as improv performers from The Torch Theatre create the world in which your objects exist.
Artwork Forge-A coin-operated robotic art-dispensing machine that scans the Internet for inspiration and creates customized paintings on 4” x 6” blocks of wood.
Abraxa-A roaming atmospheric performance exploring utopian experiments, dreams, and the concept of the ideal city, created by Rachel Bowditch of ASU's School of Film, Dance, and Theatre.
Johnny Appledrone vs. the FAA-Imagine a dystopian future wherein the Internet has fallen under control of the federal government and has been saddled with restrictions, oversight, and fear. Countering this infringement on freedom is the renegade Johnny Appledrone. Johnny’s response is to build an alternative Internet comprised of thousands of drones. These insect-size drones restore the freedom of the […]
You Have Been Inventoried-An interactive exploration of RFID and data visualization technology explores a future where the smallest elements of our behavior can be digitally tracked, stored and shared with people around you.
The Future Fairy Tales, With Legos-Created by Camilla Jensen and Tamara Christensen Create your own fairy tale from the future in an epic Lego build led by experts in the art and science of Lego Serious Play.
The Deep Time Photo Lab-Build a pinhole camera with a 100-year exposure time to hide somewhere in the Phoenix area, invisibly monitoring changes in the urban landscape between now and 2115.
The Happiness Project-Sustainability researchers and community members explore how we can work together to build happier neighborhoods through sustainability interventions.
The Oracle-The Oracle of South Scottsdale already knows our future. As with any good Oracle, you get to ask one – and only one – question. So make it the most important question you can possibly imagine.