Sha Xin Wei


May 1, 2016

Sha Xin Wei, director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, recently spoke at the National Academy of Sciences DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER). DASER is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region. Watch his talk Empathy and Care: The Stuff of Politics and the Politics of Stuff”.

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The future of sport

A look at a future where technology and athletics are intertwined.
May 1, 2016

ASU Emerge crowds explore intersection of technology, athletics

ASU's Wells Fargo Arena was filled with sports fans this past Friday, but not to cheer on the Sun Devils' latest basketball game — or any traditional game for that matter. It was for the latest Emerge festival, which this year explored what sports might look like in the year 2040 — a future where technology and athletics are intertwined.

Visitors tried on gadgets that make movement easier, challenged an artificial-intelligence cheerleader to cheer them on as they played Tetris, tested their problem-solving skills in a Rube Goldberg room, faced off against wheelchair rugby players, watched two expert eSports teams take each other on (with the action projected on the scoreboard in the middle of the arena), took part in a Fantasy Football Draft Party (set in 2040) and more.