01SJ Build Your Own World Launch Project

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ZER01 is inviting independent artists, designers, architects, engineers, programmers, and corporate and academic research programs to publicly work in San Jose’s 80,000 square foot South Hall to create projects for exhibition, performance, provocation, and interaction. From a marsh-as-electric-plane-landing-strip to a public orchard to artificial atmospherics to a public “tech shop,” this innovative platform will build on the dynamic histories of garage hacking and citizen science to build not just what’s next but to imagine how what’s next matters. From September 4-14, these projects will be “in process” and open for public viewing. The results will be presented and exhibited, both in South Hall and in other parts of the City, September 16-19.

OpenSolarCircuits (2010) is a project that works as a framework of collective construction, making a system of the knowledge obtained during the experimentation process, to be reproduced later in different contexts. The project is focused on experimenting with sustainable circuits, thus generating knowledge and urban experimentation networks.

The first stage of OpenSolarCircuits was developed during Interactivos?’10 @ Medialab Prado.

Within the 01SJ Biennial, the following development items are proposed:

1 – Exploration of ecological techniques for the reproduction of free energies-based social circuits.
2 – Feeding of the virtual repository for the distribution of techniques and technologies developed with these characteristics.
3 – Promote the use of the repository as a way of educational distribution, creating an open invitation to participate by sharing models, techniques and circuits.