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“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” — Jane Austen Just in time for face-melting season, a study of shade, heat and the best ways to cool...
The unseasonably temperate weather in the Phoenix metropolitan area this spring may have everyone scratching their heads, but rest assured, heat will always be a concern in the Valley whose name pays...
A team of researchers from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering will present their work this week at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing, the...
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...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Erick Fowler made a big decision when he chose to go to college 1,000 miles away from his hometown in Tulsa,...
Faculty from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a transdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University formed between the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Ira A. Fulton...
The revolution will not be televised, but it might very well be sold. Arizona State University digital culture major Sekou Jackson points out the broken TV he painted on a bulletproof vest, a piece...
Researchers from around the world will visit Arizona State University this March to explore cutting-edge research on tangible interactive systems, human-centered design and media art at the ACM...
Imagine being guided through your next doctor’s visit using augmented reality and artificial intelligence. It’s not science fiction, but a reality at five Safeway grocery stores in the Phoenix metro...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Geology. Dance. Math. Michelle Migliaccio has a lot of interests. When the White Plains,...
Lisette Borja, a senior studying digital cultural in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University, has been named the first recipient of the Ryan Matthew Duncan Memorial...
Vaulting beyond velcro, the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University is seeding new ideas for nature-inspired innovation. Still most widely associated with the invention of velcro, ASU...
The energy at the second annual Herberger Institute Day was electric — so electric that after four solid hours of almost 100 creative workshops at Herberger Institute’s five schools and art museum,...
An unprecedented production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” An exhibition featuring ASU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol collection. A musical about religion, identity and dinosaurs. The 2018-19 season at...
Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has joined Arizona State University as University...
The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has ushered in a new creation — but it’s something entirely different than the familiar eponymous creature. Victor Frankenstein’s...
Alonzo Jones has one of the best jobs at Arizona State University: associate athletic director for inclusion and championship life. Who doesn’t want to lead a championship life? Jones is in charge of...
Crocheting and big data might seem wholly unrelated, but for Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre Assistant Professor Jessica Rajko, the intricate webs of ever-expanding yarn...
Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought. At this current...
“Every man needs a place to go where he can go crazy in peace,” said author and desert rat Edward Abbey. There may soon be less of one of those places. President Donald Trump announced Friday he...
Ever since Dean Steven J. Tepper arrived at ASU, he has been working on a way to bring the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts together. Given...
The exploration of temporality in Eastern and Western music is the focus of “Out of Time,” this year’s Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at the Arizona State University School of Music, Nov. 8–12....
Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Keyaanna Pausch graduates from ASU this week – something she says might not have happened...
What makes something go "viral"? Marketing companies spend billions of dollars trying to answer that question, but in John Fassold's case, he was just bored and trying to make his...
Sha Xin Wei, the director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, will give a keynote speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) in November....
With summer vacation fast approaching, students of all ages are invited to experience the excitement of Arizona State University while they’re still in elementary, middle or high school. From...
From finding a movie to watch on Netflix, navigating traffic with Waze or Google Maps, fine-tuning your household budget with apps like Mint, or finding a date on Tinder, we find ourselves relying on...
Artist vs. scientist. Right vs. left brain. Creativity vs. stark logic. When the seemingly separate worlds of art and science collide, will they produce chaos or a masterwork? This semester, in a new...
In the contemporary art world, exhibitions don’t get much more esteemed than the Whitney Biennial and documenta . Over the course of an artist’s career, it’s an honor to be included in one; in both,...
A cutting-edge conference on issues of human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, interactive art and user experience is coming to Arizona State University in 2019 thanks to a bid from...
“Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film,” from director Sam Wainwright Douglas, will have its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art’s 16th annual Documentary Fortnight film festival, in...
“Noise spectra” is the exploration of the continuum between noise and sound. It’s also the focus and the title of this year’s Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at the ASU School of Music. Often...