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Art and science combine for global engagement at ASU

October 9, 2019 - 10:16pm
Movers and makers are innovating art and science at the sixth annual MOCO International Conference on Movement and Computing at Arizona State University on Oct. 10-12. Artists, engineers and humanists from more than 20 countries are exploring what it means to merge mind, movement and machines in ways that may someday help resolve some of life’s biggest challenges. MOCO comes...
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Intergenerational study sparks new art theory

August 30, 2019 - 4:39am
The image in stone relief is arresting, but not for its beauty. A woman on bended knees, head tilted upward, is restrained by a man from behind while another man at her front appears to reach his arms out toward her. It’s hard to know exactly what his arms are meant to be doing, though — at some point in...
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What will we do when the water runs dry?

July 25, 2019 - 9:45pm
Earlier this summer, the sixth-largest city in India, Chennai, ran out of water. The cause wasn’t just a weak monsoon. Overextraction of groundwater, unmaintained reservoirs, runaway urban growth and leaking pipelines all played a role. Chennai’s four reservoirs are puddles of cracked mud. Some parts of the city have not had piped water for five months. An Indian government think...
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Sparking the indigenous imagination

July 12, 2019 - 5:44am
Arizona State University history alumnus Kino Reed regularly teaches O’odham cultural studies and social studies at Salt River High School near Scottsdale, Arizona. But this last week he was back at his alma mater, leading American Indian high schoolers from across the Valley in collaborative design, nation-building and futurism activities in a project called “Engineering the Homeland in 3001.” "One...
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Herberger Institute alumni, faculty receive grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts

June 26, 2019 - 2:17am
The Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded grants to 31 artists throughout the state, including two faculty members and six alumni from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The $5,000 Research and Development Grants are awarded through a competitive application and review process and support Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand...
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Art installations by ASU students, alumni on view for next year

May 29, 2019 - 5:34am
The work of several students and alumni of the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will be on view in the Valley for the next year as part of IN FLUX Cycle 8. Each year IN FLUX, a strategic partnership launched by Scottsdale Public Art in 2010, puts out a call to...
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Students showcase the inspiration they discovered at Roden Crater

April 29, 2019 - 1:27am
Roden Crater, a large-scale art installation of light and perception in northern Arizona, is seen by only a few hundred people every year. This past year, 60 Arizona State University students were able to visit and study the artwork as part of a new collaboration with artist James Turrell. Many of the students described the experience as transformative and overwhelming,...
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Graduating art student gets inspiration from ancestors

April 22, 2019 - 6:38pm
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . When artist Edgar Fernandez transferred to Arizona State University, he was looking for new inspiration. “I discovered the inspiration I was looking for was within me all along, from my skin color to my ancestors and grandparents,” said Fernandez, a 28-year-old Chicano student who graduates...
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ASU students put power in play for kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

March 28, 2019 - 4:39am
“I have had the opportunity to participate in many different projects and activities at ASU, all of which were fantastic for my growth. However, this project feels more meaningful than almost any other project in which I have been able to participate.” That is Patrick St. Clair, one of 12 designers in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and...
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Stories of the Grand Canyon

February 25, 2019 - 3:00am
Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. “For each man sees himself in the Grand Canyon.” — poet Carl Sandburg. Feb. 26 marks the centennial of Grand Canyon National Park and the sesquicentennial of John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Colorado River. Literally and figuratively, it’s Arizona’s...
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