Our Mission
ZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future.

Our Vision
To fully explore what's possible tomorrow we provoke new ideas, spark experimentation, and seed creative strategies today.

What We Do
Working with some of the most fertile and creative minds from the worlds of art, science, design, architecture, and technology, ZERO1 produces the ZERO1 Biennial, an international showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology and the ZERO1 Fellowship program where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges.

Core Beliefs
At ZERO1 we believe that:
- Art, at the frontier of technology, broadens our critical understanding of the world by provoking new ideas, experimentation, and creative strategies.
- Through a global network of partners we can bridge academic, corporate, and cultural worlds to foster collaboration and encourage social action.
- Things get interesting where disciplines rub up against each other.


01SJ 2010 Biennial

Festival presentation

Mark your calendars for the 2010 01SJ Biennial, September 16-19, 2010 whose theme is Build Your Own World.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” posited Alan Kay.

This idea encapsulates the Build Your Own World
theme where: The future is not about what’s next; it’s about what we
can build to ensure that what’s next matters. How can we, as
resourceful, innovative, and knowledgeable local and global citizens
build and participate in a desirable future in the face of global
climate change, economic meltdown, political instability, and cultural

The 2010 01SJ Biennial is predicated on the notion that as artists,
designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens
we have the tools to (re)build the world, conceptually and actually,
virtually and physically, poorly and better, aesthetically and
pragmatically, in both large and small ways. Under the theme “Build
Your Own World,” the 3rd 01SJ Biennial will present a broad range of
exemplary work, which not only imagines the future (world) but builds

The 3rd 01SJ Biennial will take place September 16-19, 2010,
throughout San Jose. It is about how powerful ideas and innovative
individuals from around the world can make a difference and come
together to build a unique, city-wide platform for creative solutions
and public engagement. It is about the inspiration needed to build a
world we want to live in and are able to live with.

“The Biennial in 2010 is slated to be the most provocative and
relevant Biennial that ZER01 has produced yet,” said Steve Dietz,
Artistic Director for ZER01. “Beyond the fact that we’ll be presenting
new commissions from some of the world’s most creative artists, the
theme will shape a fascinating and revealing exploration of what the
future might look like.  Additionally, the curatorial model allows us
to both showcase local expertise and complement it with outside talent
that can raise the visibility and stature of the overall Biennial

In its third iteration, the 01SJ Biennial will further position San
Jose and Silicon Valley as an international center for arts and
culture.  With over 45,000 attendees in 2008 – more than attended
either Ars Electronica, the foremost event of its kind, which as has been in existence for 30 years, or Art Basel Miami Beach,
which in its seventh year attracted 40,000 – the 01SJ Biennial is
emerging as one of the world’s most significant events of its kind. 
Its phenomenal growth is due in large part to the fact that it is a
mirror of the innovation and spirit that define Silicon Valley and
provides a unique perspective to the world and a synchronicity with the
region where it exists.

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09/16/2010 - 09/19/2010

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