Events

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Ground Control: an Opera in Space

Commissioned by ZERO1 Biennial with support from Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Montalvo Arts Center, the Science and Technology Corporation, Taksha University and V2_

When: Thursday, September 13th at 7pm

Where: ZERO1 Biennal Urban Screen, 300 S. 1st Street, San Jose

What: Ground Control: an Opera in Space inspired by our desire to understand the universe and rocket-propel our souls to further galaxies. 
Join the International Space Orchestra - an assembly of star-spangled space scientists from NASA AmesSingularity UniversityInternational Space University and the SETI Institute - as they perform the world premiere of: Ground Control: An Opera in Space - a unique drama of non-terrestrial communication and the techno-wonders of mission control rooms.

Afterwards: Come and party with the International Space Orchestra!
The concert is followed by the ZERO1 Biennial Opening Party, join the International Space Orchestra, artists and friends
9:00pm-11:00pm at the ZERO1 Garage
Free with RSVP (limited passes available) reserve via Eventbrite

RSVP for the International Space Orchestra after-party

The International Space Orchestra, directed and created by Nelly Ben Hayoun, is an experiential and hybrid research laboratory, where space scientists have been invited to implement, deconstruct, perform, sing, mix, modify, and design musical acts in a control room.

In this tangential reality, your Flight Controller conducts arias and the Payload Officer works a baritone sax, while the Capsule Communicator is on the triangle. 

Merging science, technology, design and opera - Ground-Control: An opera in Space aims to reach the final frontier.
Project info: 

September 13th, 7pm
ZERO1 Biennial Urban Screen
300 S. 1st Street parking lot, San Jose
Free and open to the public

Nelly Ben Hayoun directing the International Space Orchestra

Created and directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun, performed by space scientists. Featuring music written by Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn with Bobby Womack; Maywa Denki and Penguin Café's Arthur Jeffes. Lyrics by Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic. Musical director: two-time Grammy Award winner, Evan Price.

Artist website: 
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September 13, 2012

300 S. 1st street

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ZERO1 ARTIST TALKS

Relay Artist Talk Series

The Relay Artist Talk Series provides visitors with a chance to connect with artists from all over the world.

ARTIST TALK SCHEDULE:

Thursday 13th
12:00pm: Maurice Benayoun, Gambiologia (Fred Paulino, Lucas Mafra and Paulo Henrique Pessoa ‘The Goose’), and Jegan Vincent de Paul with curator Dooeun Choi

Friday 14th
12:00pm: Christopher Baker, Wendy Jacob, and Hojun Song with curator Regina Möller

Saturday 15th
2:00pm: Shu Lea Cheang, Stephanie Syjuco and Lucas Bambozzi with curator Gisela Domschke 

4:00pm: Nelly Ben Hayoun, Christopher Haas, MeatMedia (Wu Juehui), Karina Smigla-Bobinski with curator Michelle Kasprzak

Sunday 16th
2:00pm: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Stamen Design (Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso & Zach Watson) with curator Jaime Austin

Check out our Facebook event here!

Project info: 

Artist Talks will take place at the ZERO1 Garage
September 13, 12:00pm
September 14, 12:00pm
September 15, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
September 16, 2:00pm & 4:00pm

Relay Artist Talk Series


The Relay Artist Talk Series
provides visitors with a chance to connect with artists from all over the world. With the diverse range of artistic practices, technologies used, and research undertaken it’s important to share the processes and underpinnings of the artworks, many of which are complex and multifaceted. Based on the unique opportunity to showcase ZERO1’s new home—the ZERO1 Garage—the relay artist talk series will take place within the gallery walls as a succession of quick, fun, interactive talks.

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September 13-16, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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City of San Jose OCA

Building Networks to Catalyze Creative Urban Culture

Sponsored by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, the California Arts Council, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and is presented in association with ZERO1, Center for Cultural Innovation, and other partners.

Platform: Building Networks to Catalyze Creative Urban Culture

The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs invites you to attend a two-part convening aimed at:
1. Building support for creative entrepreneurs and arts-rooted businesses by providing opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange, and
2. Providing a forum for participants to learn and engage in dialogue about creative placemaking.

Who should attend:
Artists of all disciplines, civic leaders, creative entrepreneurs, arts-rooted businesses, grantmakers, urbanists, local arts agencies and arts organizations. 
There is no fee for this event, and you are welcome to register for either or both sessions.

Platform A: Creative Entrepreneur Forum & Resource Fair 10:30 am -1:30 pm
Platform B: Creative Placemaking Forum 1:30 pm -6:00 pm

Project info: 

Friday, September 14, 2012
10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Platform A: Creative Entrepreneur Forum & Resource Fair 10:30 am -1:30 pm
Platform B: Creative Placemaking Forum 1:30 pm -6:00 pm

City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs is a unit of the City's Office of Economic Development. The OCA fosters cultural and economic development as related strategies for continuing to build San Jose as the cultural and economic heart of Silicon Valley. The OCA coordinates services for a large number of outdoor events and festivals, offers a variety of financial support opportunities for arts and culture providers, supports arts education, and leads the development of public art works throughout the city.

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September 14

San Jose City Hall

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SPUR

A Peek Behind Silicon Valley's Digital Veil

Presented by SPUR and Hipstamatic

The initial thought that often comes to mind upon hearing the word “Silicon Valley” is that of tech booms and electronic empires. However, Silicon Valley offers a depth beyond this that is frequently unseen. In partnership with San Jose’s ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network, SPUR and Hipstamatic invite you to go behind the digital veil with some of the Bay Area’s most skilled photographers as they present their personal interpretation of the theme of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, "Seeking Silicon Valley", a proposal that contemporary art practices can re-imagine the idea, the place and the experience of Silicon Valley.

Project info: 

Opening party: Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m.
September 19, 2012 - October 19, 2012
SPUR Urban Center Gallery

SPUR

operates in San Francisco, CA

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

SPUR's history dates back to 1910, when a group of young city leaders came together to improve the quality of housing after the 1906 earthquake and fire. That group, the San Francisco Housing Association, authored a hard-hitting report which led to the State Tenement House Act of 1911.

Artist website: 
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September 19 - October 19, 2012

SPUR Urban Center Gallery

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Zigelbaum + Coelho

Reception and Artist's Talk: Computational Materials

Presented by The Tech Museum

A new class of objects has emerged  viscerally interactive and embedded with computational tools. As computers permeate whole new ecologies of connected physical objects, the language of interaction now finds itself entirely intertwined with tangible things. 

In this presentation, polymath art duo Zigelbaum + Coelho will describe their approach to the physicality of computation. Discover how new modes of interaction are enabling the human body to become an integral part of the computation and communication process. Learn how materials with embedded computing are permeating human interaction — at micro and macro levels  and how this is reshaping the art, design, and technology trichotomy. 
 
Purchase tickets here
 
 
Project info: 

The Tech Museum
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery
Limited number of tickets available.
Tickets:  $10/$5 members
No host bar.

Zigelbaum + Coelho

live and work in Cambridge, MA

"In this world one can program computers to display patterns of light by using a series of tools to modify the electrical flow across doped silicon and one can program copper to display a green patina by applying acetic acid and a healthy dose of waiting around. Both of these programmatic behaviors have components that could be considered digital or analog.

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September 12, 2012

The Tech Museum

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Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Location

United States
37° 46' 33.5028" N, 122° 25' 0.4512" W
Up Festival
Project info: 

October 20 - 21, 2012

October 20-21, 2012

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA) brings together the best creative coders, data artists, designers, and makers to create experiments that build social consciousness through digital culture. GAFFTA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to furthering the use and advancement of creative technology for social good and artistic advancement. In this capacity, GAFFTA maintains relationships with the world’s top academic researchers, innovative corporations, visionary artists, and civic leaders. By continually engaging and connecting this diverse community with challenges and opportunities, GAFFTA extracts forward-thinking technological solutions with proven capacity to create positive change.

Presented by GAFFTA

For two days in October, two blocks of downtown San Francisco will become a living laboratory of urban experiments. The exposition will demonstrate the full capability of citizens to reimagine public space, and will attract thousands of attendees, locals and visitors alike. Projects from the Open Call and the Urban Makeathon will be on display and tested out in the open. Learn more, and plan your visit.

UP Festival
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

October 20-21, 2012
Presented by GAFFTA

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Pe Lang

Location

United States
37° 47' 45.726" N, 122° 24' 12.312" W
Sounds of Science
Project info: 

September 18, 2012
$10 advance purchase, $15 at door, free for students under 25 w/ ID
6:30 pm: doors open
7:00 pm: presentation & talk
7:45 pm: performances
8:30 pm: reception & networking

Event

September 18, 2012

swissnex San Francisco

swissnex San Francisco is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, art, and innovation. Through public events and study tours, swissnex highlights the best of Swiss and North American ingenuity and create opportunities for networking among our diverse group of professional contacts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and beyond. swissnex offers workspace in the heart of downtown San Francisco and the resources to help international guests, start-ups, university outposts, entrepreneurs-in-residence, and other visitors succeed.

Presented by swissnex San Francisco

Artists, researchers, and engineers are all driven by an innate curiosity to explore, experiment, and play. By sharing tools, processes, and methods with each other, they can amplify their unique perspectives.

Pe Lang, an Artist in Residence at the Exploratorium, creates kinetic objects to demonstrate physical and mechanical phenomena, material research, and their sound components. Charles Lindsay is intrigued by our rapid ascent from early primates to astronauts and curious about the role technological evolution plays in all aspects of metacognition and consciousness. Devices increasingly ‘see’ and ‘think’ for us. What does life on earth suggest about what intelligent life might look or sound like elsewhere in the universe?

In conjunction with the ZERO1: Art and Technology Biennial exhibition, where Pe Lang presents two installations, swissnex is hosting the two artists to speak about their artistic processes and perform their “research.”

Pe Lang will perform “cl_loop” using magnets as sound sources with different frequencies and two handmade devices, one that functions as a sensor and one as an electromagnet. Just by moving the magnets, the artist “composes” the sounds created by introducing different materials that alter the magnet’s acoustic qualities.

Lindsay will speak about his hybrid artistic process and installations, followed by a live presentation that stems from his “Trout Fishing in Space” performances. He will perform the live sound and video piece “NEAR(ER),” made in response to research on the emotional variations between direct organic experience versus technologically mediated and processed experience.

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Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Locations

United States
37° 19' 36.5664" N, 121° 53' 33.1152" W
United States
37° 19' 36.5664" N, 121° 53' 33.1152" W
Lanterns, Luminarias, Batteries & Bulbs
Project info: 

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:30 - 8:30pm

September 15, 2012

Children's Discovery Museum

Visit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.

Collaborating with maker Rick Schertle, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is seeking young makers and their families to join us in lighting up the night sky by building mechanical lanterns and launching compressed air rockets.

Lanterns, Luminarias, Batteries & Bulbs
Rick Schertle & CDM

September 15, 2012
Presented by Children's Discovery Museum

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(e)MERGE

Location

United States
37° 19' 33.5604" N, 121° 52' 58.728" W
(e)MERGE: ZERO1 Street Festival
Project info: 

Friday September 14, 2012 from 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11am-6pm
Downtown San Jose's SoFA District
(South First Street between San Carlos & Reed)
Free Open to the public

(e)MERGE*

September 14 & 15, 2012

SoFA District
(from San Carlos to Reed street)

The (e)MERGE* street festival will feature a selection of artists from California university programs emphasizing the work of collaborative research groups in the spirit of collective creativity that is characteristic of the digital and new media arts. The second component of (e)MERGE* is a juried selection of emerging California artists from both in and out of the academic sphere, whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of radical new technologies available to artists, while engaging in re-imagining place and community in connection with the larger 2012 ZERO1 Biennial theme Seeking Silicon Valley. 

Check out all (e)MERGE* artists here!

* Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair

Join us in re-imagining San Jose’s SoFA District to look and feel how people imagine Silicon Valley to be. (e)MERGE* is the ZERO1 Biennial street festival featuring outdoor projects by over 100 emerging artists whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of exciting new technologies. 

(e)MERGE* Street Festival:
Friday September 14, 2012
 from 6pm-Midnight and Saturday September 15th from 11am-6pm
SoFA district in downtown San Jose
(on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
Free Open to the public 

FRIDAY SEPT 14th 
12:00pm – Nick Lally's 1st bike tour of Silicon Valley leaves from Menlo Park Caltrain Station

6:45pm – Nick Lally's celebratory bicycle tour arrives in SoFA 

6:50pm - Mike Lai's Sonic Kung Fu 2 begins on the street

7:00pm – Three Bodies Performance #1, 500 block, at MACLA Theater

7:15pm - UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray & Erin Johnson perform Tulle/Tool in front of the San Jose Stage Company

7:50pm - Mike Lai's Sonic Kung Fu 2 performance begins on the Music Stage at Gore Park

 8:00pm – Amy Alexander & Annina Rust's Discotrope: The Secret Nightlife of Solar Cells Set #1, junction of S. 1st Street & San Salvador

8:00pm – Three Bodies performance #2, 500 block at MACLA Theater

8:30pm – Micha Cardenas, Karen Anzoategui, Bianca Molina & Allison Wyper perform Local Autonomy Networks/Autonets, 400 block throughout S. 1st Street

9:00pm – Three Bodies performance #3, 500 block at MACLA Theater

9:15pm – Eve Warnock, Colin McDonald & Tina Matthews perform Denizen, from 300 S. 1st Street

9:30pm – Amy Alexander & Annina Rust SolarDisco 2nd set, intersection of S. 1st St. & San Carlos St.

10:00pm – Three Bodies performance #4, 500 block at MACLA Theater

10:15pm – UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray and Erin Johnson performance #2, S. 1st Street in front of San Jose Stage Company

11:00pm – UCSD Disco 3nd set, junction of S. 1st Street & San Salvador

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
6:45pm April Chase http://www.facebook.com/aprilchasemusic

8:00pm French Cassettes http://frenchcassettes.bandcamp.com/

9:00pm The Blank Tapes http://www.theblanktapes.com/

10:00pm Seventeen Evergreen http://www.seventeenevergreen.com/

SATURDAY SEPT 15th
11:00am – 2nd bike tour of Silicon Valley with artist Nick Lally at his installation space at (e)MERGE

2:30pm – Slow Mail Mail Call at (e)MERGE Performance (Horses arrive at 2pm)

Learn More about the (e)MERGE* Artists!

Also open late! Come see Biennial art exhibitions at the ZERO1 Garage (439 S. 1st Street) plus the Tech Museum,  ICA, MACLA, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, WORKS/San Jose and more!

 *Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair

(e)MERGE*
ZERO1 Street Festival

September 14, 2012

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The Art and Technology Behind Google Doodles

Location

United States
37° 24' 51.6276" N, 122° 4' 36.9192" W
Computer History Museum
Project info: 

During the ZERO1 Biennial on Saturday, September 15th, guests who print this page can get into Computer History Museum for free
August 8, 2012
6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Art and Technology Behind Google Doodles

August 8, 2012

Computer History Museum
August 8, 2012

The Computer History Museum is the worlds leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. It is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, education programs dynamic website, on-site tours, and exhibitions.

Spend the afternoon at the Computer History Museum’s new state of the art large-scale exhibition. Learn about 2000 years of computing, from ancient times to today’s Internet. You will enjoy 1,000+ unique artifacts, hundreds of videos, docent-led tours and vintage technology demonstrations. The museum also has a new café, gift store and plenty of parking.

Presented by the Computer History Museum

Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Two years later, in 2000, Larry and Sergey asked an intern to produce a doodle for Bastille Day which was so well received by users that a chief doodler was appointed, and doodles started showing up more and more regularly on the Google homepage.Over time, the demand for doodles has risen in the US and internationally. Creating doodles is now the responsibility of a team of talented illustrators (called doodlers) and engineers. For them, creating doodles has become a group effort to enliven the Google homepage and bring smiles to the faces of Google users around the world. Tonight we will meet members of the doodle team and get a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process.

They will discuss how technology’s evolution has enabled them to create more beautiful and highly interactive doodles, and the challenge that brings to the technical members of the team. We will also find out about possible risks and rewards involved when one’s "canvas" is viewed by millions worldwide. Our moderator is devoted to Art and the Art of the Doodle. Every year the Whitney Museum honors an individual who has made a sustained commitment to the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts in America. Marissa Mayer won the award in 2011 for her work in honoring inventions and designs on Google’s homepage through its doodles. We are pleased to welcome her back to our stage to moderate tonight’s event with her team of doodlers.

During the ZERO1 Biennial on Saturday, September 15th, guests who print this page can get into Computer History Museum for free

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The Art and Technology Behind Google Doodles
August 8, 2012

Presented by Computer History Museum

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