ZER01 Symposium

Held in conjunction with the 2010 01SJ Biennial
September 16—17, 2010
9am - 5pm
San Jose City Hall Council Chambers
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

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The GLOBAL WARNING symposium, organized by ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, the City of San Jose Public Art Program and CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University in collaboration with LEONARDO/ISAST, with additional support from the Montalvo Arts Center, was held September 16–17, 2010, in conjunction with the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, CA. This two-day symposium examined the interconnectedness of ideas and actions and the current relationships between art-making, science and ecology. A group of distinguished artists, scientists and policy-makers presented and examined case studies of collaborative environmental art projects.

GLOBAL WARNING Symposium - Day 1

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Hosted by Leonardo/ISAST; Co-organized by Patricia Bentson, Tami Spector and Marcia Tanner

The first day of the symposium will encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue, fostering conversations among scientists, artists and policy-makers grappling with some of the key environmental issues of our time. The program for Day 1 of the symposium includes a keynote speech by noted author Kathleen Dean Moore, an overview of environmental activist artists by Gail Wight, a talk on environmental philosophy by Dr. Gerard Kuperus, a discussion of climate change issues and public outreach by Dr. Peter Roopnarine, and a lively artist-scientist dialogue featuring Dr. Karen Holl, Marisa Jahn, Dr. Peter Roopnarine, Tiffany Holmes with moderator Meredith Tromble.

Find out more about the Day 1 participants

GLOBAL WARNING Symposium - Day 2

Friday, September 17, 2010
Hosted by The City of San Jose Public Art Program and the CADRE Laboratory for New Media

The second day of the symposium will focus on the role public art and artists can play in environmental activism, informed by urban planning, sustainable design issues and public policy. The day will feature presentations by three teams selected to develop designs for the Climate Clock, a landmark public art project. An overview of the Climate Clock Initiative will be presented and complemented by artist team presentations of their design strategies prior to the beginning of their residencies in fall 2010. Climate Clock artist teams include: Freya Bardell, Brian Howe and Brent Bucknum; Usaman Haque and Robert Davis; and Chico Macmurtrie, Geo Homsy, Bill Washabaugh and Gideon Shapiro. Other speakers include: Andrea Polli, Tim Dye, Buster Simpson, Robin Lasser, Marguerite Perret and Jade Chang.

Find out more about the Day 2 participants

2010 01SJ Biennial Overview

The 01SJ Biennial is a multidisciplinary, international contemporary art festival that focuses on the intersection between art, technology and digital culture. The 3rd 01SJ Biennial will take place September 16--19, 2010 in venues throughout downtown San Jose, CA.

Build Your Own World

The theme of the 3rd 01SJ Biennial, "Build Your Own World," is predicated on the notion that as artists, designers, engineers, architects, corporations and citizens we have the tools to (re)build the world---in both large and small ways. It is about how powerful ideas and innovative individuals from around the world can make a difference and come together to build a unique, citywide platform for creative solutions and public engagement. It is about the inspiration needed to build a world we want to live in and are able to live with.

Art, Science and the Environment: Papers from the Leonardo and LMJ Archives

The connection between art and the environment has long been a topic of interest for Leonardo. Read a list of articles previously published in Leonardo and LMJ on this topic area.

Art, Science and the Environment: Resource List

Art, Science and the Environment Resource List: A list of artists, art/science collaborations, projects and organizations working with art, science and the environment.

Updated 22 September 2010