Dan Collins

Dan Collins joined the School of Art faculty at Arizona State University in 1989. He is founding Co-Director of the PRISM lab (a 3D modeling and prototyping facility) and coordinator of the foundation art program (artCore). Collins studied studio art and art history at the University of California, Davis, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from Stanford University (1975), a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in "New Forms" and Sculpture from UCLA (1984), and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from ASU (2009). He has served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Telluride Institute, a “high altitude think-tank” in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, since 2008.
Dr. Collins' work draws upon a range of interdisciplinary approachesto art theory and production, including site specific sculpture, performance, 3D visualization, rapid prototyping, and GIS mapping. He situates his work in the gap between the body and technology--between the handmade and the high-tech. Recent work focuses on novel 3D scanning systems, interactive media, and community mapping.