The 2006 edition of the internationally renowned ISEA Symposium will be held August 5-13, 2006, in San Jose, California.
The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies.
Every two years, currently, cities bid to host ISEA's International Symmposium on Electronic Art. Prior host cities include Helsinki, Paris, Sydney, Montreal, Chicago, Manchester and Nagoya. For 2006, the ISEA Board accepted San Jose's proposal to host the Symposium from August 5-13.
ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge
ZeroOne San Jose is a milestone festival to be held biennially that makes accessible the work of the most innovative contemporary artists in the world. In 2006 it will be held in conjunction with the ISEA2006 Symposium.
There are four major themes that run throughout the Symposium and Festival:
? Interactive City
? Community Domain
? Pacific Rim
The Symposium and Festival will be located primarily in San Jose?s downtown core. The main exhibition with over 100 artists along with the Symposium lectures and panels will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The Tech Museum of Innovation will host an exhibition of sponsored residency projects. The San Jose Museum of Art will present a mid-career retrospective of Jennifer Steinkamp and convert its café into an interactive café with extended hours for the duration of the Festival. San Jose State University will host a pre-conference Pacific Rim New Media Summit and provide low-cost artist housing during the Festival. Plaza de Cesar E. Chavez will be a central site for open-air installations and performances, including a "container culture" exhibition and a nomadic architecture camp. In addition, there will be projects throughout the city of San Jose as part of the Interactive City and Community Domain themes.
We are planning for 3,000 people from around the world to attend the ISEA 2006 Symposium and up to 100,000 to attend a lecture, exhibition, performance, concert or otherwise participate in ZeroOne San Jose.
ZeroOne: The Art and Technology Network is organizing the Festival and ISEA2006 Symposium with a consortium of six other leading San Jose-based institutions?the .
? San Jose State University and the CADRE Laboratory for New Media
? San Jose Museum of Art
? The Tech Museum of Innovation
? Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley
? City of San Jose Office of Economic Development
? San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau
In addition, more than 35 local and regional institutions from Davis to Santa Cruz, California, will participate in presenting programming during the Festival and Symposium.
The directors of each of the San Jose 7 organizations form the for the Symposium and Festival.
? Steve Dietz is the Symposium and Festival Director.
? Joel Slayton, Director of CADRE Laboratory for New Media, is the Chair of the Symposium.
? Beau Takahara, founding director of ZeroOne, is the Symposium and Festival Coordinator.
Added by mikeweezer on January 19, 2006