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The staff of ZeroOne: The Art and Technology Network are:

Steve Dietz, Director
Michela Pilo, Assistant Multimedia Producer/Office manager
Joel Slayton (honorary)
Eric Trautman, Director of Development

Steve Dietz

Dietz is Director of ZeroOne: Art and Technology Network as well as the ZeroOne San Jose Festival and the ISEA2006 Symposium, has founded internationally-acclaimed new media programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Dietz has organized and curated over a dozen new media exhibitions, including Beyond Interface: net art and Art on the Net (1998); Shock of the View: Artists, Audiences, and Museums in the Digital Age (1999); Digital Documentary: The Need to Know and the Urge to Show (1999); Cybermuseology for the Museo de Monterrey (1999); Art Entertainment Network (2000); Outsourcing Control? The Audience As Artist for the Open Source Lounge at Medi@terra (2000); Telematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace (2001-02); a nationally traveling exhibition; Open_Source_Art_Hack (2002), with Jenny Marketou, at the New Museum, NYC; Translocations (2003), part of “How Latitudes Become Forms” at the Walker Art Center; State of the Art: Maps, Games, Stories, and Algorithms from Minnesota at the Carleton Art Gallery (2003); Database Imaginary (2004), with Anthony Kiendl and Sarah Cook, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff Center for the Arts; and Making Things Public (2005), with Peter Weibel and Bruno Latour, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. Dietz speaks and writes extensively about new media, and his interviews and writings have appeared in Parkett, Artforum, Flash Art, Design Quarterly, Spectra, Salmagundi, Afterimage, Art in America, Museum News, BlackFlash, Public Art Review, Else/Where and Intelligent Agent; in exhibition catalogs for Walker Art Center, Centro Parago, Site Santa Fe, San Francisco Art Institute, and aceart; and in publications: MIT Press, University of California Press, and Princeton U. Press.

Michela Pilo

Michela Pilo is ZeroOne’s Assistant Multimedia Producer. She recently graduated from San Jose State University and obtained a Bachelor in Art with emphasis in Digital Media at the CADRE Institute directed by Joel Slayton. During her undergraduate study Michela helped organize and produce the Cadre Symposium in May 2000, Fear of Technology. The project was essentially about intrusion of cellphones in everyday life. She had people calling during the symposium and every time that the phone rang she video recorded the negative reaction of the people that were listening to the speakers. When all the material was collected Michela and her team created with the software Macromedia Director an Interactive piece, which showed all the video clips. Michela worked on the ZeroOne youth project Dancing on the Web/Dancing over the Ocean.

Skills Michela brings to this job are strong visual taste and style, the ability to integrate technology changes, knowledge of software and ability to coordinate all the events ZeroOne has by ensuring that all deadlines are respected and facilitate communication between all parties involved.

Joel Slayton

is an artist, writer and researcher. Joel Slayton is President and founder of C5 Corporation. C5 is a hybrid form of authorship intersecting research corporate culture and artistic enterprise. C5 research explores issues of visualization involving large data sets and social networks.He a full tenured professor at San Jose State University where he is Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Art and Design. CADRE is dedicated to development of experimental applications involving information technology and art established in 1984. Professor Slayton is Chair for the ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA 2006. Joel Slayton is the Executive Editor of SWITCH, <> CADRE’s on-line journal of new media discourse and practice. Initiated in1995, SWITCH has presented 19 volumes that have addressed themes such as Network Culture, Artificial Life, Art and the Military, Sound Culture, Cyber-feminism, Art as Network, Art as Database, New Media Art Centers, Social/Networks Collaborative Model and Social Computing. Slayton serves on the Board of Directors of Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) and was Editor in Chief of the Leonardo-MIT Press Book Series from 2000-2006. Professor Slayton’s research explores social software, cooperation models and network ontology. Considered a pioneer in the field of art and technology his artworks, featured in over 100 exhibitions internationally, engage a wide a range of new media technology involving information mapping, networks and visualization. Joel Slayton was an original member of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT in the mid 1970’s, has received a National Endowment for the Arts award and was selected for the Xerox Parc Pair Artists in Residence Program.

Eric Trautman