Past Event

Toast to the Future!

ZERO1 Biennial Closing Celebration

Join us at the closing celebration of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial!

Come down to the ZERO1 Garage and be part of an afternoon of panel discussions re-imagining the idea and the place of Silicon Valley, and then stick around as we host a closing reception for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial and have a celebratory toast to the future! Let us know you are coming! RSVP here. 

Closing events include an exciting afternoon of panel discussions:

2:00pm to 3:00pm: The Future of Silicon Valleya panel discussion featuring Jake Dunagan from Institute for the Future, ZERO1's Executive Director Joel Slayton, and Dr. Jan English Lueck, a Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University. 

3:00pm to 3:30pm: Coffee and Networking break
3:30pm to 4:45pm: The City from the Valley: What the Bay Area’s private bus network reveals about the way we work and livea panel discussion featuring Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, Egon Terplan from SPUR, and more!

5:00pm-7:00pm will be the closing party and we will be toasting with Biennial partners, colleagues, family and friends to celebrate a successful run the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial and the exciting future of ZERO1! 

Please Join us as we bring the ZERO1 Biennial to an end and celebrate the future of ZERO1. We hope you will join us in this momentous celebration! RSVP here. 

 

Project info: 

December 8, 2012 at the ZERO1 Garage
2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel Event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm Coffee and Networking break
3:30pm-4:45pm: Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm: ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!

Under the thematic Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial proposes that contemporary art practice can re-imagine the idea, the place, and the experience of Silicon Valley. However, the ZERO1 Biennial is not only about the geographical region of Silicon Valley; it’s about investigating how the process of seeking can create a platform for creativity and experimentation centered in Silicon Valley while inviting contributions from around the world.

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December 8, 2012

5:00pm-7:00pm
ZERO1 Garage

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ZERO1 Biennial Panel Discussion co-presented by IFTF

The Future of Silicon Valley

Join us at the closing celebration of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial! Be part of an afternoon of panel discussions re-imagining the idea and the place of Silicon Valley, and then stick around for a celebratory toast to the future!

The Future of Silicon Valley - A panel discussion featuring Jake Dunagan from Institute for the Future, ZERO1's Executive Director Joel Slayton, and Dr. Jan English Lueck, a Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University. 

December 8, 2012 at the ZERO1 Garage 
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Panel event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30pm-4:45pm Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!

Renowned as a hub of entrepeneurship and innovation, Silicon Valley is notoriously difficult to experience. It lacks borders, a defining architecture, a singular culture, a central gathering point, a cohesive sense of place. To help explore this landscape of possibility, Institute for the Future designed the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial map, which gives examples of four alternative futures for the Bay Area.

Join us in a group discussion to explore future visions for Silicon Valley as we work together to re-imagine the idea, the place, and the experience of Silicon Valley. Limited Seating RSVP Today!

**Then Please join us in toasting ZERO1's future at a reception following the panel events**

Project info: 

2:00-3:00pm: Panel event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm: Coffee Break
3:30-4:45pm: Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm: ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!

Institute for the Future
The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent nonprofit research group. The Institute is based in California's Silicon Valley, in a community at the crossroads of technological innovation, social experimentation, and global interchange. Founded in 1968 by a group of former RAND Corporation researchers with a grant from the Ford Foundation to take leading-edge research methodologies into the public and business sectors, the IFTF is committed to building the future by understanding it deeply.

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December 8, 2012

2:00pm-3:00pm
ZERO1 Garage

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ZERO1 Opening Party

ZERO1 Biennial Opening Party

Don't miss a live performance by International Space directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun and the Opening Party of the ZERO1 Garage!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ZERO1 Biennial Opening Party and Opening Performance
by Nelly Ben Hayoun and the International Space Orchestra

7:00pm-9:00 Live performance by the International Space Orchestra, directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun, the orchestra is comprised of individuals from NASA ARC, SETI, Singularity University and the International Space University. Opening of the ZERO1 Urban Screen
9:00pm-11:00pm Opening Party the ZERO1 Garage

Join ZERO1, Artists, Partners, Friends and Families for the opening of the ZERO1 Urban Screen and then walk down to the ZERO1 Garage for the Opening Party of 2012 ZERO1 Biennial!

Free with RSVP (limited passes available)

RSVP for your ZERO1 Biennial Opening Party Passes

The ZERO1 Biennial Opening Party is Sponsored by Gordon Biersh Brewing Company.

Project info: 

ZERO1 Garage
Thursday, September 13
7:00pm-9:00pm: Opening of the ZERO1 Urban Screen
9:00pm-11:00pm: Opening Party the ZERO1 Garage
Free with Pass (limited passes available)

Seeking Silicon Valley

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial

Under the theme Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial will feature work by a diverse group of local, national, and international contemporary artists whose work will transform Silicon Valley into an epicenter for innovative art production and public experience.

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September 13, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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ZERO1 Fundraiser

ZERO1 Biennial VIP Preview & Fundraiser

Join us in re-imagining the place and the idea of Silicon Valley.

Wednesday September 12, 2012
ZERO1 VIP PREVIEW RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER

VIP Preview Reception/ZERO1 Fundraiser Party
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tickets $150.00 
Be the first to experience the ZERO1 Garage and Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial exhibition. Rub shoulders with Biennial curators and artists at an intimate celebration with one-time live performances by Shu Lea Cheang, Gambiologicos, Nelly Ben Hayoun, and more while enjoying artisanal foods and cocktails. Mingle and network with some of the brightest and most creative minds around, including those from Google, Adobe and Disney.

As a nonprofit arts organization, your support is vital in ZERO1's efforts to bring you works from leading artists at the intersection of art and technology.


Purchase VIP Preview Reception Tickets Here! 

 

ZERO1 Host Committee Kim Walesh, Connie Martinez, Catherine Clark

The ZERO1 VIP Preview Reception and Fundraiser have been generously sponsored by:
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Hendricks Gin, and Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch 

   

 

Project info: 

ZERO1 Garage
Wednesday, September 12
6:30pm - 8:00pm: VIP Preview Reception
8:00pm - 10:00pm: General Fundraiser

Seeking Silicon Valley

The 2012 ZERO1 BIENNIAL

Under the theme Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial will feature work by a diverse group of local, national, and international contemporary artists whose work will transform Silicon Valley into an epicenter for innovative art production and public experience.

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Sept 12, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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SOMArts Cultural Center

Location

United States
37° 46' 14.8872" N, 122° 24' 22.554" W
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival
Project info: 

CO&P Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center
Tuesday-Friday 12pm-7pm Saturdays 12pm-5pm

CO&P Festival
Saturday+Sunday December 1+2, 12pm-5pm
At SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street and 
Victoria Manalo Draves Park, Folsom & 6th Street



 

November 17 - December 19, 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center

About SOMArts Cultural Center
SOMArts promotes and nurtures art on the community level, and to foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms.

About Come Out & Play
Come Out and Play was founded in 2006 to offer the public new ways to enjoy and experience their city through games played in public spaces. It was the first festival of its kind in the world and remains a leader in identifying trends in public gaming and an inspiration for games festivals worldwide. Since then, the festival has run annually in New York City. In 2010, the festival expanded to the West Coast alongside one of its co-founders, and in 2012 will present its third San Francisco edition as a weekend festival and exhibition at SOMArts.

The Come Out & Play SF Festival, a forum for new types of public games and play, expands in 2012 to include a month-long games exhibition in SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, November 17–December 19, 2012, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94103. Gallery hours are Tues.–Fri. 12–7pm, Sat. 12–5pm. From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes and proximity sensors, Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and public space.

Come Out & Play SF also includes the annual festival weekend of games for all ages, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 12pm–5pm. Festival weekend games are hosted in the gallery at SOMArts and in public spaces and recreation areas, such as Victoria Manalo Draves Park, located at the intersection of Sherman and Folsom Streets, and in the surrounding South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.

All games are free and are played on a rotational first-come, first served basis, but participants may register at http://playsf.eventbrite.com to advance more quickly through the lines during the opening night party and festival weekend. More information can be found at www.somarts.org/playsf

SOMArts Cultural Center
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival 

November 17 - December 19, 2012 
SOMArts Cultural Center

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ZERO1 Biennial Workshop

Location

United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W
Homemade Apps: Designing for Autism
Project info: 

Saturday, December 1st
1:30 - 4:00pm
At the ZERO1 Garage
Free and open to the public
RSVP to wendywjacob@gmail.com

Event

December 1, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

Artist Wendy Jacobʼs work bridges traditions of sculpture, invention, and design, and explores relationships between architecture and the body. Her projects include walls and ceilings that breathe, tightropes rigged through living rooms and floors that vibrate with sub-audible sound. Jacobʼs work has been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Kunsthaus Graz, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. In 2011, Jacob was awarded the Maud Morgan Prize by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

ZERO1 Biennial Workshop
Homemade Apps: Designing for Autism

How might our homes and cities look and feel if they were designed for those with autism? Silicon Valley is known as a leading hub for high-tech innovation and development. This workshop aims to tap into the wealth of homemade, improvised, low-tech and non-professional solutions by Silicon Valley families in response to the needs of their autistic children.

In this workshop, we will be developing designs for living, including new constructions and adaptations of existing forms, both practical and fantastic, that address the needs of autistic individuals. A team of artists will be on hand to help participants visualize their ideas on paper. The compiled drawings will be published on-line as part of an archive of designs for re-imagining how we live.

Homemade Apps is organized by ZERO1 Biennial artist, Wendy Jacob, whose Squeeze Chair project focuses on the design of chairs to embrace the sitter; with media designer and scientist, Jackie Lee, who creates physiological sensing mechanisms that help people communicate via non-verbal ways.

This event is free and open to all interested individuals. No design experience necessary. For registration and questions, contact Wendy Jacob at wendywjacob@gmail.com

ZERO1 Biennial Workshop 
Homemade Apps: Designing for Autism 

December 1st, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
ZERO1 Garage

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ZERO1 Panel Discussion co-presented by SPUR

The City from the Valley

Join us at the closing celebration of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial! Be part of an afternoon of panel discussions re-imagining the idea and the place of Silicon Valley, and then stick around for a celebratory toast to the future!

The City from the Valley: What the Bay Area’s private bus network reveals about the way we work and live - A panel discussion featuring Eric Rodenbeck and Zachary Watson of Stamen Design and Egon Terplan from SPUR.

 

December 8, 2012 at the ZERO1 Garage

2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel Event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm Coffee and Networking break
3:30pm-4:45pm: Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm: ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!

Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Historically, workers have lived in residential suburbs while commuting to work in the city. For Silicon Valley, however, the situation is reversed: many of the largest technology companies are based in suburbs. Thus, an alternate transportation network of private buses threads daily through San Francisco, picking up workers at unmarked bus stops, and carrying them via the commuter lanes of the 101 and 280 freeways to and from their tech campuses. What does this flow tell us about Silicon Valley, and the City it feeds? Is San Francisco becoming the new bedroom community for Silicon Valley? What are the effects of this alternate transportation network, and can public mass transit remain flexible enough to fulfill changing transportation and commuting needs?

Join us as a panel of artists, activists, and transportation professionals discuss the future of transportation in Silicon Valley. Limited Seating RSVP today!

This panel grew out of the project The City from the Valley, a research project by Stamen Design that visualizes the growing phenomenon of private buses transporting workers between San Francisco and Silicon Valley that is currently on view as part of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial’s hub exhibition, Seeking Silicon Valley.

**Please Join us in toasting ZERO1's future at a reception following the panel events**

 

Project info: 

December 8, 2012
2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel Event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm Coffee and Networking break
3:30pm-4:45pm: Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm: ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!

This Panel is co-presented with SPUR

Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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December 8, 2012

3:30pm to 5:00pm
ZERO1 Garage

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Intellectual Property & the Future of Culture

Location

United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W
Art/Technology: In Conversation
Project info: 

Wednesday November 15, 2012
6:30pm-8:30pm
At the ZERO1 Garage
Free and open to the public

Event

November 15, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

About Stephanie Syjuco: Stephanie Syjuco’s projects leverage open-source systems and flows of capital, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. Born in the Philippines, Syjuco received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She will be discussing her commissioned work for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, FREE TEXT: An Open Source Reading Room, which specifically investigates copyright issues related to downloadable texts available on the Internet.

About Mike Linksvayer: Mike Linksvayer is a Senior Fellow at Creative Commons, a non-profit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Art/Technology: In Conversation
Intellectual Property & the Future of Culture

Featuring 2012 ZERO1 Biennial artist Stephanie Syjuco in discussion with Mike Linksvayer from Creative Commons

November 15, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm 
At the ZERO1 Garage

6:30-7pm: Networking and socializing 
7-8pm: Talk 
8-8:30 Networking and socializing 

Free! Register Now!

ZERO1's ongoing Art/Technology: In Conversation series features artists and technologists exploring topics relevant to contemporary society. This conversation looks at how pressing issues around intellectual property will shape how the future accesses and produces culture around the world.

Intellectual Property & the Future of Culture 
Art/Technology: In Conversation

November 15, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Featuring Stephanie Syjuco in discussion with
Mike Linksvayer from Creative Commons

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Lunchtime Meditation at the ZERO1 Garage

Location

United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W
Brain Station 2
Project info: 

Thursday November 1, 2012
12:00pm-1:00pm
At the ZERO1 Garage
RSVP

Event

November 1, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

The Brain Station series by Chinese artist group MeatMedia creates an interface to enlighten the invisible data of our body.

In Brain Station 1, the artists applied cutting-edge BCI (brain computer interface) technology to a wearable light bulb helmet that grew brighter and dimmer according to the participant’s emotion-related brainwaves. The technology amplified the brainwaves and translated them into visible light by transforming biological energy into photovoltaic energy.

Brain Station 2 (2012) also allows participants to wear another BCI on their head, but this time with a light bulb hanging in front of their eyes. The brainwaves from the visual cortex, captured by the BCI, power the light. When one’s eyes are closed, the light turns on. When eyes open, the light turns off. Even with closed eyes, one can still see the light and sense the surroundings more vividly. Therefore, Brain Station is an artistic representation of the energy flow between human perception and the rest of the world.

Lunchtime Meditation at the ZERO1 Garage

Thursday November 1, 2012
12:00pm-1:00pm
At the ZERO1 Garage

Grab your yoga mat and head down to the ZERO1 Garage for a lunchtime meditation session exploring cutting-edge BCI (Brain Computer Interface) technology. This is your chance to experience Brain Station 2 a wearable light bulb helmet by Chinese artist collective Meatmedia that grows brighter and dimmer based on a participant’s emotion-related brainwaves. Come relax, reenergize and connect with the invisible data of your body via Brain Station 2.

RSVP here!

Brain Station 2 
Lunchtime Meditation at the ZERO1 Garage

November 1, 2012, 12-1pm
MeatMedia

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kristin neidlinger / SENSOREE

SENSOREE GER Play-formance

SENSOREE GER Play-formance is a vignette of games which inspire the participants to use their bodies as the joystick. With SENSOREEs GER - Galvanic Extimacy Responder - Mood Sensor designs, players learn to control their calm and excited states, communicate their moods through reflective feedback, and experiment with “effecting the affect of the other.”

A portion of the SENSOREE Gym will be installed. The SENSOREE Gym is sensory circuit training. A network of SENSOREE Apparatus provides a series of exercises that realigns the sensorium – the body’s ability to assimilate stimuli. This experience reboots the body and focuses the mind. http://sensoree.com/artifacts/sensoree-gym/

Some photos of work in progress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sensoree/sets/72157630508177480/       

 

Project info: 

September 14, 2012, 6:00pm - 12:00am
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

Inflatable SNS (2009), photo by Defne Beyce

Kristin Neidlinger / SENSOREE

lives and works in San Francisco, CA

kristin neidlinger —  future concepts design, sensoree founder — crafts phenomenal technology to enhance and expand physical embodiment. She is interested in how technology increases body awareness and to what extents. kristin has a past as a classically trained ballerina, Dance Medicine Specialist, and kinetic costume designer. She holds an MFA in Interactive Design from CCA, 2010, and has performed and exhibited works from Berlin to Belgium to Brazil.

Artist website: 
Artist twitter: 
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September 14, 2012

SoFA District

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