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HP Outing: Emerge 2014: The Carnival of the Future, Free Performance

Humanities Project Outing:

Emerge 2014: The Carnival of the Future

Arizona State University’s Emerge 2014 will be a “Carnival of the Future” – a radically creative, playful and challenging approach to the future world we actually want to make. It will feature massively public, evening-long adventures under a big tent showcasing cutting-edge performance and swarming, flying technology along with incisive visions of the future that obliterate the traditional boundaries between engineering, arts, sciences and humanities. Visit emerge.asu.edu to learn more.

The theme for Emerge 2014 is “The Future of Me,” for we find ourselves at a challenging intersection:

Individuals have never had so much power – from Edward Snowden challenging nation states, to Bill Gates personally deciding to eradicate polio. Medicine is personalized, learning platforms are personalized, and entrepreneurs run global businesses out of their smartphones.

At the same time, individuals have become nothing more than tiny motes in networked systems that are so staggering in complexity as to be beyond understanding, much less control. The idea of individual human agency seems fanciful in a world of Big Data and ubiquitous surveillance.

Emerge 2014 challenges engineers, artists, scientists, designers, story tellers, ethicists, humanists, makers and futurists to explore questions of individuality, autonomy and freedom, as well as control, automation and facelessness.


This event is sponsored by: Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Biodesign Institute; Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes; Verizon Wireless; Center for Science and the Imagination
ASU LightWorks
Earth and Space Exploration
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Fulton Schools of Engineering
College of Law
Sustainability, Global Institute


Downtown Phoenix, 3rd Street between Roosevelt Street and Garfield Street
Campus: Off-campus 
Cost: Free
 

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  • Jennifer W.

    This is First Friday, so there will be lots of people, traffic, and fun stuff going on.

    March 7, 2014

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