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ZeroOne San Jose Awards Awarded
Written by Steve Dietz   
Aug 16, 2006 at 05:37 PM


Artists, Technologists, Media Theorists, Curators and Hundreds of Others Turn Out at San Jose City Hall for Presentation

SAN JOSE, CA (August 11, 2006) – Two prestigious, first-time awards were handed out this week at the opening ceremonies of ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. Held this week in conjunction with the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ZeroOne San Jose showcases the work of approximately 200 artists from 24 countries.

Lynn Hershman Leeson received the first ZeroOne San Jose "Innovation that Matters Award," sponsored by IBM. The award of $7,500 acknowledges her career work. Some of Hershman’s work is in the Edge Conditions show at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Luther Thie and Eyal Fried received the first ZeroOne San Jose "Emerging Artist Award," sponsored by Adobe. The $5,000 award is for Acclair, which is currently showing in the City Hall Rotunda.

The jury for the Emerging Artists Award consisted of Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Deborah Lawler-Dormer, Director of the Moving Image Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, and Adriane Wortzel, a leading new media artist based in New York.

The members of the jury were "convinced by the attention to detail in both the conceptual development and implementation of Acclair's corporate identity; the project's level of criticality with regard to issues of data processing and security, and its transgressive qualities, which, in their 'perversity,' reflect on the interconnection of security, marketing, and consumerism in our world of increasing dataveillance."

The jury also awarded Honorary Mention awards to PigeonBlog by Beatriz da Costa with Cina Hazegh and Kevin Ponto and SimVeillance by Katharine Isbister and Rainey Straus (on view through November 26 at the San Jose Museum of Art).

A "People's Choice Award," sponsored by the City of San Jose, was awarded on Saturday to Julian Bleecker for wifi.ArtCache. Voters cast their ballot via text message on a mobile phone: text “PC” + the Artwork Code listed in the Metro insert to 47647. There is no charge to vote, but text-messaging rates do apply. The People’s Choice Award is $2,500 cash.

Last Updated ( Aug 20, 2006 at 09:03 AM )
Exhibition Highlights Transvergence
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 21, 2006 at 12:12 PM

Five Juried Exhibitions! 200 Artists from Around the World! One Week in San Jose!

Transvergence (def.)
Artists explore where fields converge and transcend.

  • TRANSCODED NATURE is a multidisciplinary collaborative project between Emerging Art and Architecture Research Group - RASTER based in Serbia/Singapore and Interaction and Entertainment Research Center/ Mixed Reality Lab NTU Singapore that will focus on research, definitions, and production of a new entertainment augmented reality product lines that will enable various animals/pets to play computer games with their owners and others.

Last Updated ( Jul 10, 2006 at 02:48 PM )
Exhibition Highlights Pacific Rim
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 20, 2006 at 03:06 PM

Five Juried Exhibitions! 200 Artists from Around the World! One Week in San Jose!

Pacific Rim (def.)
Revelations from Pacific Asia in the last 25 years

As the 10th largest city in the United States, San Jose is an important portal on the Eastern edge of the Pacific region, which shares deep historical and cultural connections that range from Latin America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia to Asia. ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge/ISEA 2006 Symposium highlights the Pacific Rim as a central theme by presenting the most significant achievements in art, theory and research from throughout the region. Pacific Rim projects are sponsored, in part, by San Jose State University. Samples of the outstanding works presented are:

Last Updated ( Jun 22, 2006 at 11:46 AM )
Exhibition Highlights Interactive City
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 20, 2006 at 12:45 PM

Five Juried Exhibitions! 200 Artists from Around the World! One Week in San Jose!

Interactive City (def.)
The surprising ways people can interconnect with ZeroOne San Jose artworks stationed throughout the downtown city streets.

  • Loca - Drew Hemment, Mika Raento, John Evans, Theo Humphries. A person walking through the city centre hears a beep on their phone and glances at the screen. Instead of an SMS alert they read a message: “We are currently experiencing difficulties monitoring your position: please wave your network device in the air.” And the adventure begins…

  • P2P: Power to the People - Matt Gorbet, Susan Gorbet, Rob Gorbet. P2P is a 30-foot interactive marquee hanging on the façade of a building in downtown San José. 125 light bulbs, with 125 corresponding switches just across the street that people can control. Solo interaction blends with group dynamics as messages from vanity to profanity, from emotion to allegiance, are constantly created and changed.

  • DIY Urban Challenge - Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Katherine Moriwaki. A workshop in which participants "hack" the streets of San Jose, creating objects which interject themselves into the urban fabric, to stimulate new experiences of the city. During a two day workshop participants will traverse San Jose detailing points of intersection and friction, and will use recycled and cast-off materials as well as wireless technologies to develop objects which can be installed within the cityscape.

Last Updated ( Jul 17, 2006 at 03:15 PM )
Exhibition Highlights Edgy Products
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 20, 2006 at 12:05 PM

Five Juried Exhibitions! 200 Artists from Around the World! One Week in San Jose!

Edgy Products (def.)
Artists and designers who are manipulating, hacking, subverting, queering, hijacking, recombining or reformulating the notion of product.
  • Pimp My Ride by Takehito Etani and David Tinapple. What if the bass sounds streaming out of a car were the drivers’ real-time heartbeat instead of beats of music? Pimp My Ride turns the body/vehicle relationship inside-out by utilizing the HBBB system to amplify the heartbeat of the driver in real-time by interfacing the car audio with a heartbeat sensor.

  • Sonic Fabric by Alyce Santoro is a textile woven from recycled audiocassette tape that has been recorded with a collage of sounds collected from a wide range of sources, including music, ambient nature and urban noise, spoken word, etc. The material can actually be made audible by running a tape head over its surface.

  • Feral Robotic Dogs by Natalie Jeremijenko. Feral robotic dogs re-engineered to ‘sniff out’ environmental toxins are turned as packs in parks, playgrounds, and industrial sites.

Last Updated ( Jun 22, 2006 at 11:54 AM )
Exhibition Highlights Community Domain
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 20, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Five Juried Exhibitions! 200 Artists from Around the World! One Week in San Jose!

Community Domain (def.) Artists explore the environmental factors and natural demographics that affect our common experience.

  • Glance - Guillermo Galindo and Gustavo Vazquez’ sound/film installation gives voice to disenfranchised people. Glance juxtaposes South Bay residents talking about their vision of the future with sci-fi films from around the world.

  • The Homes project by Teranah Hamami and Mohsen Emami-Nouri enters the private world of Iranian families living in the Bay Area through physical and virtual spaces that recreate the interior of their homes, narrating stories of their everyday life through portraits of space, objects, and people.

  • MILKproject – Esther Polak and Leva Auzina - The MILKproject explores GPS visualization as a storytelling tool. The project followed one of the dairy transportation (cheese) lines from Latvia to Netherlands, from the udder of the cow to the mouth of the consumer.

Last Updated ( Jun 22, 2006 at 12:35 PM )
Artists in Residence
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 20, 2006 at 10:58 AM

Artists from around the world are in the Bay Area to develop new works with evolving technologies.

Cobi von Tonder (South Africa)
Residency sponsored by IDEO and Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs, Montalvo Arts Center
FREE performance demonstration: Wednesday, August 9; 8-9:30pm at Park Side Plaza Skatesonic taps into skateboard culture, using the motions and sounds of skateboards to create music. In a way, each move translates to musical parameters and the rider ends up skating through a landscape of music (which s/he influences over time). There are going to be four boards, each board mapping to a unique sound and structural parameters, so the four riders will jam like a band.

Performative Cinema
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 19, 2006 at 03:17 PM

VJ TULSE LUPER (North American premiere)
Peter Greenaway

Friday, August 11 @ 9pm; Parkside Hall; $30 tix @

VJ Tulse Luper began life as a journey on film, in 92 suitcases, created by Peter Greenaway. In the 3 years since the first of three planned films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Tulse Luper, has become an international network, an online game, the source for television programming currently in production, and the liminal point of access to the evolving world of the VJ experience. Greenaway conducts and composes live edits of his film, drawing from all 92 suitcases, sending cascading and alternating images in real-time across multiple screens to the accompaniment of pulsing dance music.

Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 19, 2006 at 01:20 PM

Spectacle, Dance, Music, Digital Adventures!

Large-scale performance (sound-scape and film)
Ryoji Ikeda (Japan)
Datamatics and CI4 (North American Premiere)

Monday, August 7 @ 8:00pm
The California Theater (345 South 1st Street)$25 tix @
Artist Reception to follow performance at Montgomery Hotel

“Ikeda blurs the lines between nature, science and philosophy. Sound and images synchronize subtly and hypnotically to create CI4, an atmospheric multimedia piece of power and beauty”. Melbourne Stage Review

Last Updated ( Jun 19, 2006 at 01:34 PM )
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 19, 2006 at 01:04 PM

Made possible by Adobe Systems Inc. Visionary Sponsor of ZeroOne San Jose

ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA 2006 Symposium Education Programs will engage over 500 K - 12 grade students, worldwide, in art & technology programs that take place this spring and summer in classrooms and after-school programs. In addition, during the Festival from August 5-12, daily community media programs, internships, public programs and workshops for youth and their families will take place with festival artists and local artist trainers and arts educators. All projects will be displayed during the festival and be accessible globally, online.

Last Updated ( Jun 19, 2006 at 01:31 PM )
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 19, 2006 at 12:53 PM

Karaoke Ice Battle – Lunchtime at the San Jose Museum of Art curbside

PigeonBlog release – 8:00-8:15pm daily from the Fairmont Plaza

Digital Kajuku (illumination of City Hall Rotunda) by Akira Hasegawa 9:30pm – 2:00am

C4F3 – Have lunch at this interactive café at the San Jose Museum of Art. Real food is served and the walls react to sound. Café hours are 10:00am – 10:00pm Mon-Sat; 12-5pm Sun.

Last Updated ( Jun 19, 2006 at 01:30 PM )
May 5: Foremost Artists, Technologists, Theorists, and Cultural Producers Converge in Silicon Valley
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 19, 2006 at 12:32 PM

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2006) – The most progressive artists, cultural producers, media theorists, and curators from around the world will be gathering in the cradle of innovative thinking - Silicon Valley - to share and discuss the latest ideas and practices involving new media and contemporary art. This year, San Jose, California has the distinction of hosting the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2006) August 7-13, coinciding with the inauguration of ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge.

Last Updated ( Jun 19, 2006 at 01:36 PM )
June 14: ZeroOne San Jose and the 13th International Symposium Partners
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 14, 2006 at 11:09 AM
  • City of San Jose
  • Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley
  • Montalvo Arts Center
  • San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • San Jose State University
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • ZeroOne: The Art and Technology Network
Last Updated ( Jun 16, 2006 at 12:46 PM )
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jun 12, 2006 at 12:30 PM

For seven consecutive days this summer, nearly 200 juried artists from around the world will be converging on the Silicon Valley to showcase some of the most innovative, astounding art ever seen or experienced. It’s ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge and ISEA2006 Symposium. From August 7-13, ZeroOne San Jose will transform the entire city into the North American epicenter for the intersection of art and digital culture. It is a multi-dimensional, startling and brilliant event featuring exhibits, live cinema, performances, workshops, and youth activities. All are one-of-a-kind, many never-before, only-here experiences. Here are a handful of the amazing projects you will find at ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge:


Last Updated ( Jun 12, 2006 at 12:42 PM )
April 24: Backgrounder
Written by Michela Pilo   
Apr 28, 2006 at 12:33 PM


Background Information

This August, ZeroOne San Jose is launching seven days of art and interconnectivity, featuring nearly 200 of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists. The event promises to be the 2006 must-see platform for distinctive and startling contemporary art and new cyber-digital experiences. ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge will take place August 7-13, 2006 in San Jose, California, in conjunction with the acclaimed 13th International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA2006). The festival will be the largest activation of an interactive city-scape and the premier showcase for artists from 28 international cities and 25 cities in the United States.

Last Updated ( Jul 05, 2006 at 07:50 AM )
April 24: Nearly 200 Artists Selected
Written by Steve Dietz   
Apr 27, 2006 at 08:10 PM


Worldwide Search Also Results in a World Premiere, Two North American Premieres, 5 Artist Residencies and Multiple Commissioned Projects

San Jose, CA. (April 24, 2006) – More than 1,700 artists from 53 cities around the globe submitted their work to an international jury to be included in the inaugural ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge held in conjunction with the prestigious 13th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2006). Today, selection was completed for the unprecedented event, with nearly 200 of the world's most innovative, contemporary artists chosen to launch seven days of art and interconnectivity, which takes place August 7-13 in downtown San Jose.

Last Updated ( Jul 10, 2006 at 03:49 PM )