Daniel Collins

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Collins joined the School of Art faculty at Arizona State University in 1989. In addition to teaching courses in intermedia and foundations, Professor Collins is founding Co-Director of the PRISM lab--an interdisciplinary 3D modeling and rapid prototyping facility--and coordinator of the foundation program in basic art instruction (artCore).

For more information please visit https://www.dancollins.studio

Education

BA, University of California, Davis, Studio Art and Art History (1974) 

MA,  Stanford University, Art Education (1975)

MFA, UCLA, New Forms and Sculpture (1984)

PhD, ASU, Interdisciplinary Humanities (2009).

Awards

Collins was awarded a Fulbright to Malaysia for Research and Teaching in 1987 and the Herberger College Award for Research and Creative Activity in 2000 and 2007. 

Publications

His theoretical essays and reviews in the areas of art, education, and technology have appeared in Leonardo, New Art Examiner, Computer Graphics, and the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education among others. He has co-edited two collections of essays on contemporary art: The Simulated Presence (1993) and The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac (2003), both of which were published by the Institute for Studies in the Arts at ASU.  He recently completed a chapter on PGIS strategies for the Handbook of Visual Research (Sage Publications, forthcoming 2010).  His work was recently featured in a new book by Bruce Wands entitled, "Art in the Digital Age" (Thames and Hudson). 

Exhibitions

Collins's work in digital sculpture and installation has been exhibited at the Boston Cyberarts Festival, the Basel Art Fair, The Center for the Future, Slavonice, Czech, SIGGRAPH, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and in numerous one person shows in commercial galleries in Arizona and New York. He is currently working on a series of large scale interactive topographic relief maps of watersheds of the Southwest United States.

Service

Collins is currently President of the Board of Trustees of the Telluride Institute, an organization devoted to watershed education and cultural sustainability.  He continues to work behind the scenes for the annual SIGGRAPH conference.

For more information, please visit https://www.dancollins.studio

 

Research Interests

3D modeling and visualization, 3D laser scanning, rapid prototyping, tangible interfaces, interactivity, watershed visualization, sustainability, environmental education, GIS,

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ARA 584 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
ART 592 Research
ARA 592 Research
AME 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ARA 330 Issues in Intermedia
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
AME 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ARA 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARA 330 Issues in Intermedia
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
AME 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 218 3D Tools
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 484 Internship
AME 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 493 Honors Thesis
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARA 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 494 Special Topics
ART 494 Special Topics
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARA 598 Special Topics
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARA 598 Special Topics
ART 621 Studio Problems
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 494 Special Topics
ART 494 Special Topics
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARA 598 Special Topics
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ART 218 3D Tools
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARA 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum