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We are a dynamic research group at AME, founded in the Spring of 2015 within the Digital Arts Ranch. We recently received the BSL-1 certification, which allows us to work with minimally-risky biological procedures and materials.

In accordance with design studio culture, we embrace open contribution formats, engagement with different materials, and practice-based inquiry where we learn by observing and doing. Our studio is physically connected to a fabrication lab, a hardware and woodworking shop, and a blackbox theatre. This flexible space supports open ideation, rapid prototyping, and iterative feedback amongst computer scientists, interaction designers, and humanities scholars. The studio is also used to host participatory design workshops, collaborative maker days, demos, and exhibits.

Physical address
SAND Systems Group
Digital Arts Ranch
123 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Email address

Mailing list
SAND Systems Google Group

We welcome collaborators, guests, and sponsors! Email us (sands@sandsystems.org) if you would like to visit, contribute to, or sponsor our group.

If you are a student at ASU, you can email Dr. Stacey Kuznetsov (kstace@asu.edu) for graduate and undergraduate research opportunities. If you are a prospective student interested in joining ASU, consider applying to a graduate program at AME.

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