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As the Silicon Valley City Center, San Jose is the ideal backdrop to the 01SJ festival. The 10th largest city in the U.S., San Jose has become a popular destination for tourists and travelers from around the world.

Visitors to the 01SJ festival will find many amenities in the city's revitalized downtown, where the festival is being held, including fine accommodations, international restaurants, arts & theatre and shopping. Find out more about how to get to San Jose, where to stay and what to do when you're here.

events & activities

The 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge is a multidisciplinary event, which explores how technology expands the creative potential of the visual, performing, cinematic, and networked arts. Day and night from June 4-8, 2008, numerous events will take place throughout San Jose.

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01SJ Festival

01SJ Cheat Sheet

What is digital (aka new media) art?

Digital or new media art is made by taking advantage of high technologies in various fields such as acoustics, optics, electricity, electronics, computer, multimedia and even the Internet. It’s revolutionary because it invites the audience/the viewer to take part in the artists' creative activities and fulfill the meaning of the artwork.

Every era has its own new art. Just as printing, photography, and film were once the new arts of their day, new media art represents the art of our time.

What are interactive performances?

Interactive performance challenges the notion that art and performance are things to be merely watched by an audience. Instead, the audience plays a vital role in the event. Each work engages the audience to interact, participate or contribute to the creation and experience of the art.

What is new cinema?

New cinema includes a range of movie making techniques and styles that include:

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