Bruce Sterling & the Curators / Bruce Sterling

Come have a light brunch on us with the global network of curators and learn more about this amazing journey—the shaping and curation of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial.

Reflecting the networked nature of Silicon Valley, this year’s Biennial exhibition structure experiments with a networked model of collaborative curation. By doing so, it offers a new way to approach an international biennial through the collaborative lens, allowing both breadth and uniformity under the common theme of Seeking Silicon Valley.

Where: The Tech Museum
When: Saturday September 15th 
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
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The curator panel, moderated by Richard Rinehart, will feature the five 2012 ZERO1 Biennial exhibition curators—Jaime Austin, Dooeun Choi, Gisela Domschke, Michelle Kasprzak, and Regina Möller—as they discuss the results of their collaboration. A special component will be a keynote talk by media critic Bruce Sterling. His theories provide additional context for the projects being commissioned and presented, not only for the greater art and technology community, but also among academic communities who are at the forefront of theory and criticism in the field. Bruce Sterling was a natural choice for this year’s keynote speech based on the influence his work has had on many of the artists and curators.

Sterling’s talk entitled "Aesthetics of Machine Vision" will cover novel forms of machine-generated imagery and what artists are doing with them, and what critics are saying about them: information visualization, satellite views, parametric architecture, surveillance cameras, digital image processing, data-mashed video frames, glitches and corruption artifacts, voxelated 3D pixels in real-world geometries, dazzle camou, augments, and other things "irrupting" on and off screens.


Saturday, September 15th
11:00am - 12:30pm
The Tech Museum

Bruce Sterling


Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning The Next Fifty Years (2003), and Shaping Things (2005).

He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog. During 2005, he was the "Visionary in Residence" at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In 2011 he returned to Art Center as "Visionary in Residence" to run a special project on Augmented Reality.

He has appeared in ABC's Nightline, BBC's The Late Show, CBC's Morningside, on MTV and TechTV, and in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, Nature, I.D., Metropolis, Technology Review, Der Spiegel, La Stampa, La Repubblica, and many other venues.