Attend Canal Convergence for workshops and conversation about the future, November 5–14
The ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media and Engineering are among ASU connections at Canal Convergence: Water + Art + Light, a 10-night public art event at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Canal Convergence: Water + Art + Light
Friday, November 5, 2021–Sunday, November 14, 2021
Learn more about the event
Watch for ASU connections at these events:
Tasting Water with ASU, November 5–7, 2021, and November 12–14, 2021: This workshop is offered six times during Canal Convergence. Join staff from ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media and Engineering in this hands-on workshop where you will draw together your personal history, add a dash of insight from your experience of a sampling of waters, and then stir together with a conversation about the future. You’ll leave knowing how to curate your own water, improve your skills at water tasting and contribute your insights to how water professionals think about the future. The Tasting Water workshop is brought to you by Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media and Engineering; Earth System Science for the Anthropocene; and the Morrison Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant.
ASU Water Activities: These activities are available in the same location as the Tasting Water workshop during the event whenever the Tasting Water workshop isn’t happening. Drop in and join staff from Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media and Engineering in an interactive, light-based, inflatable dome where you can explore the science of water sustainability through art.
Alejandra Rodriguez Vega: Inspire Future Drone Design, Saturday, November 13: Join Arizona State University researchers from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering to envision and design your very own dream drone! Participants will be able to interact with a DJI Matrice drone, understand what they can sense, and discuss the future of drones together based on community needs and desires. Participants who so choose can be a part of an ASU research study, and your ideas will be noted by researchers in the field of crowd-based design.
Byron Lahey, PhD: Digital Robotic Systems, Sunday, November 14, 2021: Join Bryan Lahey, PhD, School of Arts, Media and Engineering at ASU, and discover the process of 3-D modeling robotic systems. This workshop will introduce Autodesk Fusion 360, one of the most popular, powerful, and versatile 3-D modeling tools available today. Participants will learn to model basic components, assemble these components into a mechanical system, preview the motion of this system, and produce a photorealistic rendering of their creation.
Artist talk with ASU alumnus and artist Roy Wasson Valle of Fireweather Studio, Saturday, November 13, 2021: Roy Wasson Valle is an ASU alumnus who completed a master’s program in sculpture from ASU in 2019. He created an augmented reality artwork “AeroGels” that is one of the 12 featured artworks at this year’s event. He also provided animations for an augmented reality scavenger hunt experience, “The Case of the Missing Artwork,” in collaboration with artist Bobby Zokaites, who also has a master’s degree in sculpture from ASU, and students from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale.