ZER01 Symposium

September 16—17, 2010
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.

View video documentation of the talks from Day 1 of the symposium by following the links below.


Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore (Editor/Author; Professor, Oregon State University): Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World

Dr. Gerard Kuperus (Asst. Professor, University of San Francisco): Environmental Ethics through Aesthetics

Dr. Peter Roopnarine (Curator/Researcher, California Academy of Sciences): Embracing Uncertainty

Gail Wight (Artist; Professor, Stanford University): Landscape Disrupted: Brief History of Artists and the Environment

Dr. Karen Holl (Researcher/Professor, UC Santa Cruz): Conserving Tropical Forests to Reduce Global Warning

Dr. Peter Roopnarine (Curator/Researcher, California Academy of Sciences): Marine Food Webs and the Environment

Tiffany Holmes (Artist, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago): Beyond Eco-Art: 21st-Century Eco-Visualizationa,

Panel Discussion, moderated by Meredith Tromble: Making a Future: Artists and Scientists on the Environment

Updated 10 August 2011