Art/Technology: In Conversation | The City from the Valley

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 03:30
ZERO1 Garage

Featuring Eric Rodenbeck and Zachary Watson of Stamen Design and Egon Terplan from Spur. 

Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Historically, workers have lived in residential suburbs while commuting to work in the city. For Silicon Valley, however, the situation is reversed: many of the largest technology companies are based in suburbs. Thus, an alternate transportation network of private buses threads daily through San Francisco, picking up workers at unmarked bus stops, and carrying them via the commuter lanes of the 101 and 280 freeways to and from their tech campuses. What does this flow tell us about Silicon Valley, and the City it feeds? Is San Francisco becoming the new bedroom community for Silicon Valley? What are the effects of this alternate transportation network, and can public mass transit remain flexible enough to fulfill changing transportation and commuting needs?
2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel Event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm Coffee and Networking break
3:30pm-4:45pm: Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm: ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!
Join us as a panel of artists, activists, and transportation professionals discuss the future of transportation in Silicon Valley. Limited Seating RSVP today!
This panel grew out of the project The City from the Valley, a research project by Stamen Design that visualizes the growing phenomenon of private buses transporting workers between San Francisco and Silicon Valley that is currently on view as part of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial’s hub exhibition, Seeking Silicon Valley.
**Please Join us in toasting ZERO1's future at a reception following the panel events**