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Pacific Rim Theme
Jul 23, 2005 at 11:12 AM
ISEA2006 and ZeroOne San Jose seek broad participation from around the world. In particular, as a city on the east coast of the Pacific Rim, we will highlight projects from and about and challening the Pacific Rim region.

The political and economic space of the Pacific Rim represents a dynamic context for innovation and creativity framed by issues of economic globalization, isolationist nationalism, regional integrations and environmental change. Convergent practices involving art, science, architecture, design, literature, theatre and music are being manifested in new forms of cultural production, alternative cultures, and academic research and information technology-based industry. The challenge of new media initiatives to pragmatically address methodologies of interaction is both essential and timely.

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: An International Festival of Art on the Edge highlights the Pacific Rim as a central theme by presenting the most significant achievements in art, theory and research from throughout the region.

The Pacific Rim theme need not be limited by the Summit topics, but they will shed some light on the scope of activities of interest.

The CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University will host a two-day pre-symposium entitled the Pacific Rim New Media Summit co-sponsored by Leonardo. The Summit is intended to explore and build interpretive bridges between institutional, corporate, social and cultural enterprises with an emphasis on the emergence of new media arts programs in 8 areas: Distributed Curatorial; Education; Place, Ground, and Practice; Urbanity and Location; Latin American – Pacific/ Asia New Media Initiatives; Residencies, Symposia, and Directories; Piracy and the Pacific; The Invisible Dynamics of the Pacific Rim and the Bay Area.

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Last Updated ( Feb 26, 2006 at 04:01 PM )
Pacific Rim Artist Selections
Written by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer   
Feb 26, 2006 at 03:57 PM

To date, the following artists have been selected for the Pacific Rim Theme at ZeroOne San Jose and ISEA2006.

Ho Fatso
; Rania Ho
Light from tomorrow: An expedition to tomorrow; Thomson & Craighead: Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead
The Other Free Trade (S4G3); Andy Bichlbaum & Nathalie Magnan
The Travels of Mariko Horo, First Journey: In Search of the Western Paradise; Tamiko Thiel & Ping Jin
other[wise];  dot_ayu: Jenny Fraser
The Breadboard Band Comes Alive, Resonance of Wiring; OishiShosei, Masayuki Akamatsu, Kazuki Saita,
Yosuke Hayashi, Katsuhiko Harada
Interrogating the Invisible; Ian Clothier
Uncle Tasman: The Trembling Current that Scars the Earth; Natalie Robertson
Calling for Ba Ba (Mrs. Ba); Nhan Nguyen
Fingering; Tiffany Sum and Jonathan Minard
Mirror Window Pool: aquatic portals; Jenna Didier & Oliver Hess

We received an extremely high number of early round submissions for the Pacific Rim theme. Each submission was read by at least four anonymous reviewers and received at least two formal reviews. We are very thankful for the efforts and feedback from our international jury in helping make these selections.

Last Updated ( Feb 26, 2006 at 04:02 PM )