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2004 was a year populated with provocative, "of-the-moment" discussions sparked by ZeroOne and a range of co-hosts and collaborators. Dedicated to inspiring culture on the edge of art and technology, ZeroOne, kicked-off the year with the launch of a DVD created by Aspect Magazine, titled Artists of the West Coast, featuring the work of digital artist Anthony Discenze, Carole Kim, and Jesse Gilbert as well as Scott Snibbe, a ZeroOne advisory board member from Survival Research Laboratories, and filmmaker Brent Watanabe.ZeroOne HOTSPOTS

Through a nomadic series of discussions on hot topics in art & technology called ZeroOne HOTSPOTS, ZeroOne and its co-hosts, including SF Camerawork, The Computer History Museum, and Leonardo/ISATS tackled topics ranging from convergence of VJ and DEMO Culture to Burning Man Art.

HOTSPOT - ON THE FLY: The Convergence of VJ & DEMO Culture (3.18.04)


The Inaugural Biennial Festival (visit site)

More than 20,000 individuals, 75% from outside of San Jose, experienced the 250 art installations and more than 25 performances and public talks by almost 500 artists from more than 40 countries at dozens of exhibitions at San Jose institutions and throughout the city during the week-long Festival, the largest of its kind devoted to the creative intersection of art and technology in the history of North America.

Students from 5 continents participated as part of a significant educational outreach program; the Festival commissioned over a dozen new works, 5 of which were long-term residencies in collaboration with Montalvo Art Center and San Jose State University. In addition, the festival supported an additional 29 projects at levels ranging from $1,500 to $75,000. The Festival and Symposium also resulted in worldwide attention in the press (New York Times, Asahi Shimbum, Mercury News, Wired among others), and broadcast media as well as online forums, such as YouTube, flickr, and the blogosphere.

Boon to San Jose

our history

Our Founding

ZER01: The Art and Technology Network[1] was founded in 2000 by Beau Takahara and Andy Cunningham to encourage creativity at the intersection of art and technology, and to organize a major festival celebrating this creative intersection. Cunningham’s company, Cunningham Communications, produced the Interactive Media Festival in Los Angeles in 1994 and 1995. ZER01 (known as ZeroOne in 2006), in organizing the 2006 international biennial that was held in San Jose, built upon experience gained producing this earlier festival.



San Jose in June is amazing. The weather is wonderful, the streets are lined with beautiful trees and soft warm breezes flow by - perfect weather for strolling to the Festival from the many public (and affordable) parking garages around downtown.

Please review the parking map that illustrates parking lots within walking distance of downtown San Jose: Parking Garage Locations [PDF].

For additional parking information, please visit