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Nolan Bushnell at the ZERO1 Garage

It was just a few weeks ago we had the pleasure of having Nolan Bushnell in conversation with our Executive Director Joel Slayton at the ZERO1 Garage.  Check out this short video and get a glimpse of Bushnell's thoughts around art, creativity, experimentation, innovation, and more!

If you missed this event or would like to see the talk again, you can watch it and other Art/Tech: In Conversation events here.

ZERO1's Art/Tech: Talks featuring Nolan Bushnell from WMS media Inc.

ZERO1 Artists Create Augmented Reality APP for SFMOMA Expansion

SFMOMA celebrates the start of construction at the site of the expansion– a defining moment for the museum's future. They are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the 225,000-square-foot Snøhetta-designed expansion that will transform the museum as a whole. When the museum reopens in 2016, it will provide greater art experiences, more free-to-the-public space, and enhanced education programs for schoolchildren, expanding its role as a place for learning and  inspiration in the Bay Area. During the exclusive groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Snøhetta principal Craig Dykers, press and dignitaries alike will experience a reimagining of the museum's future building though an artist-commissioned augmented reality mobile application. 2012 ZERO1 Biennial artists Will Pappenhiemer and John Craig Freeman, created the "app-arition" that is both an interactive and animated assemblage of the building's various parts, reflecting its potential existence as a fluid network and beacon for the surrounding community as well.

May 2013

Public space, place to place connections using emerging global communication technology for a greater common good. I’ve been searching the web for projects and works that bring these together. Do send along suggestions for projects (my zero1 email). A few from what I’ve gathered thusfar follow:

• Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good at the Chicago Cultural Center from May 24 to September 1, 2013. Organized by Cathy Lang Ho and in affiliation with the New York Institute for Urban Design, an event and series of works that focus on the city and public space. From the curator: “Our goal is to use the exhibition as a framework for understanding a larger movement, in which citizens all over the world are devising and implementing clever, low-barrier urban interventions to make their cities more inclusive, sustainable, pleasurable, and safer...we have organized a rich roster of programs that will place the trend of tactical urbanism in the context local urban issues and citizen action.”

Vote for ZERO1 in the ArtsFwd Business Unusual National Challenge!

ZERO1 is one of 14 semi-finalists in the ArtsFwd Business Unusual National Challenge. We need your vote to push us to the finals and reach the crowdsourcing round, where an exciting “crowd” of big thinkers and leaders will contribute bold ideas and feedback to ZERO1’s adaptive challenge of establishing the ZERO1 Garage as an interface to engage Silicon Valley companies. Ultimately ZERO1 aims to be a new model for the arts that utilizes private/ public collaborations and invigorate the cultural scene in Silicon Valley through social practice/ public art projects.

Every vote counts! Support us by voting once a day, every day, until May 31 to help us reach the next round as a Finalist! Cast your vote!


Nelly Ben Hayoun, International Space Orchestra and BECK Sell Out San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall

Experience designer and ZERO1 Biennial artist Nelly Ben Hayoun, the International Space Orchestra (ISO), and BECK will be performing tonight to a sold out crowd at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall for ‘Song Reader’ Issue by POP-UP MAGAZINE and MC SWEENEY’S. Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists.