ZERO1 Blog

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].

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Please review the 01SJ Festival Map [PDF] for all the event locations.


Hotel Montgomery

Hotel Montgomery - 01SJ 2008 Headquarter Hotel

The 01SJ Festival is proud to partner with Hotel Montgomery, Festival Headquarters and a Joie De Vivre historic hotel, conveniently located within walking distance of all 01SJ Festival highlights.

Book your room now and enjoy special Festival rates!