September 16th & 17th, 2010 @ San Jose City Council Chambers

This two-day symposium will examine the interconnectedness of ideas and actions and the current relationships between art-making, science and ecology.   A group of distinguished artists, scientists and policy-makers will present and examine case studies of collaborative environmental art projects. Symposium participants will be invited to help advance this cross-disciplinary enterprise through their active involvement in the dialogue.

The GLOBAL WARNING symposium is organized by the ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, City of San Jose Public Art Program, CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University and LEONARDO/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, and with additional support from the Montalvo Arts Center.  It will be held on September 16 and 17, 2010, in conjunction with the 3rd 01SJ Biennial.

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SEPTEMBER 16 LEONARDO/ISAT DAY:
LEONARDO/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology will host the first full day of the symposium.  Illuminating LEONARDO’s mission-to confront the critical challenges of the 21st century by creating opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas among practitioners of art, science and technology-GLOBAL WARNING will encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue, fostering conversations among scientists, artists and policy-makers grappling with some of the key environmental issues of our time.

The morning sessions, highlighting environmental policy, will provide a context for the afternoon’s focus on artistic and scientific environmental practice. The day will start with a high-profile keynote speaker followed by a moderated, thematically focused panel/audience discussion.

Afternoon sessions will provide an overview of the field of activist environmental art, place scientists and artists in conversation with one another, and encourage open dialogue with the audience.

Special Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore, Editor/Author; Professor, Oregon State University: Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World

SEPTEMBER 17 CLIMATE CLOCK INITIATIVE AND PUBLIC ART PROGRAM:

The City of San Jose Public Art Program and the CADRE Laboratory for New Media host the second day of symposium.  This day will focus on the role public art and artists can play in environmental activism, informed by urban planning, sustainable design issues and public policy.

The morning session will feature presentations by three teams selected to develop designs for the Climate Clock, a landmark public art project that incorporates Silicon Valley’s measurement, data management, and communications technologies to help people understand climate change while encouraging them to continue reducing their carbon footprint.

Afternoon sessions will investigate how issues of public policy, urban planning, sustainable design, and civic cultural/economic development strategies can serve as a platform for public art and how public art can stimulate community dialogue about these issues of critical importance.

Special Keynote Speaker: Buster Simpson, artist “Poetic Utility”

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
SINGLE DAY TICKET ‘ COST: $15.00

TWO-DAY TICKET ‘ COST: $25.00

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