Faculty Cross Talk: Arts, Design and Sport


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Faculty Cross Talks


Tempe campus
Stauffer Communication Arts, Rm. B103

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Around the world the arts, design and sport are woven into cultures, discourse and community. From visual arts and design to movement and dance to music and media, the intersection between art and sport can inspire innovation that impacts societies around the globe. 

This month, the Global Sport Institute and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts invite ASU faculty and graduate students to attend our Faculty Cross Talk: Arts, Design and Sport. Hear from Dr. Ariane Middel, assistant professor with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, presenting research findings on measuring and mapping out microclimates along the marathon course ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Middel's research team identified hot spots where spectators may face discomfort or illness because of the extreme heat and humidity in the region in August, presenting solutions that can remain in place long after the games are over. Read more in the ASU Now article here.

Dr. Dean Bacalzo, assistant professor of Industrial Design will share about his project to create a reliable, cost-effective urine color system for athletes to self-assess their hydration levels by combining user-friendly design principles with field research that advances methods to assess factors that affect athlete performance.

Following the brief 20 minute speaker presentation, participants can share ideas, research and projects to form new connections and collaborations. 

Helpful ideas around the topic of Arts, Design and Sport may be:

  • How can music therapy impact athletes with Alzheimer's?
  • Can a stadium be a work of art?
  • How can the 'sports uniform' be reinvented?
  • How can dance and movement help athlete performance?
  • How else can an arena be used?

All ASU faculty and graduate students welcome to enjoy a complimentary lunch and participate in the faculty cross talk. Bring any and all research and/or project ideas to share with others and find collaborations with other faculty, scholars, and practitioners.

About Faculty Cross Talks:

Global Sport Institute hosts faculty cross talks provide opportunities for faculty, graduate students, and other interested scholars and practitioners to meet and exchange ideas relevant to sport research and projects. The general format includes a catered lunch, 1-2 speakers, Q & A, and a designated time and format for idea-exchange.

Questions? Email Kendall Jones, (kendall.jones@asu.edu)