ASU conducts 2010 Incubator Workshop

January 15, 2010

As part of the Incubator Workshop Series, initiated five years ago by the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at University of California-San Diego, the ASU Herberger Institute School of Arts, Media and Engineering is conducting the 2010 Incubator Workshop, slated for Feb. 19-21, on the Tempe campus.

The workshop's theme is: "Beyond the instrument metaphor: new paradigms for interactive media." Download Full Image

The workshop brings together leading practitioners in music technology, human-computer interaction, multimedia arts and cognitive science to investigate and prototype new directions related to interactivity and interface design for time-based media. Examples of these directions include distributed interaction, collective/social embodiment, rapid prototyping technologies, and form/aesthetics from an experience-centered perspective.

Workshop goals include exploring these topics by actively collaborating, brainstorming and even building new interface technologies, models and processes, as well as grow new collaborations and sustainable working relationships that can flourish over time. For more information about workshop participants and scheduling, visit

The">"> Digital Arts Ranch is located at the southeast corner of University Drive and Myrtle Avenue on the ASU Tempe campus. Click here">">h... to view a PDF of the parking map.

The workshop is free, but spacing is limited. Workshops taking place the evening of Feb. 19, and until 3:30 p.m., Feb. 20, are open to the AME community, collaborators and friends. If you would like to attend any of those events, please reserve a seat by contacting Cynthia Yolland at">

Lecture focuses on power of persuasion

January 15, 2010

Robert Cialdini, one of the world’s most cited social psychologists in the fields of influence and persuasion, will be offering his insights into the science of getting what you want 4:45 p.m., in Aravaipa Auditorium at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa.

The New York Times bestselling author of what Fortune magazine calls one of the 75 smartest business books, Cialdini has spent his career researching the science of influence while he was a professor in ASU’s College">">College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the W. P. Carey School of Business. Emeritus professor Cialdini has been featured on Dateline NBC, ABC and CNN, and has been cited in the Washington Post, London Times, Scientific American and Harvard Business Review, among other publications. Download Full Image

As the first of the Spring 2010 multispeaker series sponsored by The National Society of Leadership and Success, Cialdini’s presentation will provide helpful tips on:

• How to get people to say “yes”
• The science behind effective persuasion
• Communication tactics that will yield amazing results 

For more information about Cialdini, visit his Web sites at">"> and


The Society speaker series, which reaches over 200 college campuses and 80,000 students each month during the academic year, is designed to support the society’s overall mission of creating lasting positive change.

The Jan. 26 lecture is free and open to the public. Doors close promptly at 4:45 p.m. as the presentation is being broadcast live to universities across the country starting at 5 p.m. Parking is free and available in lots 30 and 37. The ASU chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success is proud to host the event.

For information, contact Martha Carter at (480) 727-1513 or">

Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications