Emerge2013 at ASU This Weekend Melds Science and Art to Help Envision the Future

The first thing that organizers of Emerge2013 this weekend at Arizona State University in Tempe want to make crystal clear about the event is that you don't have to be a geek, nerd, or egghead to attend.

Though it's true that the forward-looking event, which aims to envision mankind's future through a melding of art and science, is a cerebral experience, says co-organizer Joel Garreau, it's aimed to entertain anyone and everyone, regardless of their SAT scores.

"We're not going to apologize that this is an event for people with some smarts," Garreau says, "But we're also hell-bent and determined to make sure that it's interesting and -- dare I say it -- even fun."

See Also: - Left Brain and Right Brain Unite at ASU's Emerge: Redesigning the Future - Weird Science: Discover Your Inner Geek at the Arizona SciTech Festival - Best Places to Satisfy Your Inner Science Nerd: Best of Phoenix 2012

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.