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Daniel Collins

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Biography

Daniel Collins joined the School of Art faculty at Arizona State University in 1989. In addition to teaching courses in intermedia and foundations, Professor Collins is founding co-director of the PRISM lab, an interdisciplinary 3D modeling and rapid prototyping facility, and coordinator of the foundation program in basic art instruction (artCore). He is also a senior sustainability scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Collins was awarded a Fulbright to Malaysia for research and teaching in 1987 and the Herberger College Award for Research and Creative Activity in 2000, 2007, 2010, and 2013. He received the Evelyn Smith Research Award from the School of Art in 2018. He is currently funded by the EPA to develop environmental education curricula for high schools in the Intermountain West. A project focused on "stories of place" with Arizona high schools was recently funded through AZ Humanities.

Collins is currently president of the Telluride Institute, an organization devoted to watershed education and cultural sustainability.  

His theoretical essays and reviews in the areas of art, education, and technology have appeared in Leonardo, New Art Examiner, Computer Graphics, and the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education among others. He has co-edited two collections of essays on contemporary art: "The Simulated Presence" (1993) and "The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac" (2003), both of which were published by the Institute for Studies in the Arts at ASU.  He recently completed a chapter on PGIS strategies for the Handbook of Visual Research (Sage Publications).  His work is featured in a book by Bruce Wands entitled, "Art in the Digital Age" (Thames and Hudson). 

Collins's work in digital sculpture and installation has been exhibited at the Boston Cyberarts Festival, the Basel Art Fair, The Center for the Future, Slavonice, Czech, SIGGRAPH, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and in numerous one person shows in commercial galleries and public museums in Arizona, New York., and China (Urumqi and Beijing).  He is currently working on a series of large scale "incident maps" of communities across the Southwest United States.

Education
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Humanities, Arizona State University 2009
  • M.F.A. New Forms and Sculpture,University of California-Los Angeles 1984
  • M.A. Art Education, Stanford University 1975
  • B.A. Studio Art and Art History, University of California-Davis 1974

 

Research Interests

3D modeling and visualization, 3D laser scanning, rapid prototyping, tangible interfaces, interactivity, watershed visualization, sustainability, environmental education, GIS

A full list of Collins' projects can be found here

Research Activity
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 494Special Topics
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
ART 691Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 116Intro to Digital Media
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
ARA 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 394Special Topics
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 394Special Topics
ARA 484Internship
ART 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 584Internship
ARA 584Internship
AME 590Reading And Conference
ART 592Research
ARA 592Research
AME 592Research
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 330Issues in Intermedia
ARA 394Special Topics
ART 394Special Topics
ART 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
AME 493Honors Thesis
ART 494Special Topics
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ART 394Special Topics
ARA 484Internship
ART 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 584Internship
ART 584Internship
ARA 592Research
ART 592Research
ARA 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 330Issues in Intermedia
ARA 394Special Topics
ART 394Special Topics
ART 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
AME 493Honors Thesis
ART 494Special Topics
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 2183D Tools
ARA 394Special Topics
ART 394Special Topics
ARA 484Internship
AME 484Internship
ART 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
AME 493Honors Thesis
ART 493Honors Thesis
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 584Internship
ART 584Internship
ARA 592Research
ART 592Research
ART 595Continuing Registration
ARA 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ART 394Special Topics
ART 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 584Internship
ART 584Internship
ARA 592Research
ART 592Research
ART 595Continuing Registration
ARA 598Special Topics
ART 621Studio Problems
ART 680Practicum