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September 16 and 17, 2010
San Jose City Hall Council Chambers
San Jose, CA

Nine Days Until GLOBAL WARNING Symposium

There are only nine days left until the GLOBAL WARNING Symposium! The GLOBAL WARNING symposium is organized by ZER01, LEONARDO/ISAST, City of San Jose Public Art Program and CADRE Laboratory for New Media with additional support from the Montalvo Arts Center. The two-day event will take place September 16 and 17, 2010 at the San Jose City Hall Council Chambers in San Jose, CA as part of the 2010 01SJ Biennial.

Buy tickets now: Tickets are $15 for one day or $25 for both days and are available through the ZER01 web site:

Featured speakers for Day 1 (September 16) include: Kathleen Dean Moore (Editor/Author; Professor, Oregon State University: "Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World"), Gail Wight (Artist; Professor, Stanford University: "Landscape Disrupted: Brief History of Artists and the Environment"), Gerard Kuperus ("Environmental Ethics through Aesthetics"), Peter Roopnarine (Curator/Researcher, California Academy of Sciences: "Embracing Uncertainty" and "Marine Food Webs and the Environment"), Karen Holl (Researcher/Professor, UCSC: "Conserving Tropical Forests to Reduce Global Warming"), Marisa Jahn (Artist/Author/Activist: "Wormholes as Solutions: Art and Social Change"), Tiffany Holmes (Artist; Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: "Beyond Eco-Art: 21st-Century Eco-Visualization"). Plus a special performance by the Shamanic Cheerleaders!

Featured speakers for Day 2 (September 17) include: Andrea Polli and Tim Dye (Artist and Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Meteorological Programs and Public Outreach at Sonoma Technology, Inc.: "Particle Falls"), Robin Lasser and Marguerite Perret (Artists: "Floating World"), Jade Chang (Writer: "From Gas Bills to a New Game Theory: Can Having Fun = Doing Good?"), Buster Simpson (Artist: "Poetic Utility") and the Climate Clock Initiative artist groups: Freya Bardell, Brian Howe and Brent Bucknum; Usaman Haque and Robert Davis; and Chico Macmurtrie, Geo Homsy, Bill Washabaugh and Gideon Shapiro.

All symposium ticket holders will receive access to a virtual goodie bag which includes free access to dozens of articles on art, science and the environment published in Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and Global Environmental Politics, discounts on journal subscriptions, books and more!

Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out! To find out more about the schedule, read speakers bios and purchase tickets for the event, visit our web site:

Can't make it to the event? No problem! For those unable to make it to the symposium, there are several ways you can still experience it. Join Leonardo/ISAST on Twitter: to receive live updates throughout the two-day event. Otherwise we will be broadcasting the symposium live via Ustream: Join us on Ustream each day of the event to watch the event live and participate in the facilitated on-line discussions.

Spotlight on Our Sponsors

Leonardo/ISAST gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations for helping to make the GLOBAL WARNING Symposium possible:

The Journal of Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics examines the relationship between global political forces and environmental change, with particular attention given to the implications of local-global interactions for environmental management as well as the implications of environmental change for world politics. Each issue is divided into research articles and shorter forum articles focusing on issues such as the role of states, multilateral institutions and agreements, trade, international finance, corporations, science and technology, and grassroots movements. Contributions to the journal come from across the disciplines, including political science, international relations, sociology, history, human geography, public policy, science and technology studies, environmental ethics, law economics, and environmental science.

The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs is the City of San Jose's lead agency for supporting and promoting the development of a rich arts and cultural environment for this diverse city's nearly one million residents, its workers who live in neighboring communities, and its many visitors. The City recognizes that arts and culture are essential elements in the character and quality of life in a vibrant community. Representing the largest city in northern California and the capital of Silicon Valley, City Government has a special opportunity and obligation to ensure that San Jose is an effective hub of a wide array of arts and cultural opportunities throughout Silicon Valley.

University of San Francisco College of Arts and Sciences

Sponsorship provided by the Philosophy Department, Environmental Science Department and Art + Architecture Department

As the largest of the five schools at The University of San Francisco (USF), the College of Arts and Sciences is at the center of undergraduate life. All undergraduates take several classes through the College to meet core requirements. In keeping with the USF mission, ethical learning is encouraged through service projects, interdisciplinary programs, and study abroad opportunities. The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate programs that provide knowledge, training and experience in 15 unique fields. With a commitment to a more humane and just world, USF graduate students forge academic and professional connections that last a lifetime. The major in Philosophy enables students to address contemporary philosophical questions and also to study how they have been treated historically in both western and non-western philosophies.Through its curriculum and research opportunities, the Environmental Science program provides students with a strong scientific and technological background for understanding and addressing the environmental challenges we face. With accomplished faculty, small studio classes, and an innovative focus on social justice and community engagement, the Department of Art + Architecture holds unique appeal among educational institutions in the Bay Area.

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) is taking ideas beyond theory into practice, accelerating innovation and shortening the time to product development and job creation. Where the university traditionally has focused on education and research, Calit2 extends that focus to include development and deployment of prototype infrastructure for testing new solutions in a real-world context.

UC Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM)

UC Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) critically analyzes and helps shape developments in new media from cross-disciplinary and global perspectives that emphasize humanities and the public interest. As a center actively engaged at the intersection between design and information technology, BCNM serves as a focal point for unconventional thinking from a diverse community of over 100 affiliated faculty, advisers and scholars from over 30 UC Berkeley departments.

San Jose State University CADRE Lab for New Media

The CADRE Laboratory for New Media is an interdisciplinary academic and research program dedicated to the experimental use of information technology and art. A theoretical and critical orientation provides a conceptual context in which artistic activities are defined. Faculty and students have participated in the evolution of media technology for over 20 years. Distinguished faculties representing interdisciplinary interest have created a unique academic environment dedicated to envisioning the cultural frontier and implementing theoretical strategies that will lead there.