Breaking ground on a hi-tech highway–Herberger Institute highlights from January 2020

Breaking ground on a hi-tech gateway–Herberger Institute highlights from January 2020

Building a hi-tech gateway

“It’s a really exciting program with a lot more horsepower than anything out there. None of these programs have been combined with a high-end film production program.”

Jake Pinholster, founding director of the state-of-the-art ASU at Mesa City Center, unveils project details, which include a three-story academic building that will offer programs in the Herberger Institute in digital and sensory technology, experiential design, gaming, media arts, film production and entrepreneurial development and support. ASU and Mesa broke ground on the building Jan. 10.

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Projecting voices

Trenzando, a performance by former fellow Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, was supported by Projecting All Voices. Photo by Katie Ann Franklin, image courtesy of the artist.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and ASU Gammage at Arizona State University just announced that applications are now open for the 2020–21 Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship. We are seeking artists from the Southwest region with field experience who are interested in exploring issues of racial equity in the arts.

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Breaking silos

“Here, I saw that almost everybody was breaking silos. We had musicians writing science grants, dancers doing science. We had scientists interested in art as a way to ask difficult questions. It was remarkable to me.”

Pavan Turaga, the new interim director of the ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering, talks about how the school tackles the big ‘why’ questions.

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Staging intimacy

The New York Times Magazine interviewed School of Film, Dance and Theatre alumna Chelsea Pace, who co-founded Theatrical Intimacy Education, and visited her on set for a feature story exploring how intimacy coordinators help actors in the #MeToo era.

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Spotlight on programs

ASU recently launched a Master of Science in innovation and venture development — a transdisciplinary partnership between three leading schools at ASU. Led by designer, inspirational author and trailblazer Cheryl Heller, this program brings together Herberger Institute, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and W. P. Carey School of Business for a one year master of science program that prepares leaders with the mindset, skillsets and practice needed to launch successful ventures in any industry or sector.

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By the numbers

This month’s number is 1! The School of Art’s online digital photography degree program has been named the No. 1 online photography degree program in the nation by Intelligent.com. The student-focused comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities.

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In pictures

“We are using this facility to build worlds — to create immersive media spaces that alter how we learn, how we engage, how we imagine our futures.”

The groundbreaking for the new state-of-the-art building in Mesa is a significant moment in Herberger Institute’s trajectory to being the most innovative design and arts college in the country.

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