- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
ZERO1 is excited to host the first LAST (Life, Art, Science, and Technology) Festival. The LAST festival is a weekend-long event that features a combination of interactive multimedia art installations and interactive inspirational talks by luminaries on cutting-edge technology and science taking place June 6-7 at the ZERO1 Garage and will take place during San Jose's SubZERO weekend.
LAST Symposium will feature: Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, on Artificial Intelligence; Daniel Kaufman, Director of the Information Innovation Office at DARPA, on DARPA's high-tech projects; Jennifer Dionne, director of Stanford's Nanotech Lab, on Defense Technologies; Chris McKay, Chief Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames, on Life in the Universe; and Alvy Ray Smith, cofounder of Pixar.
We have added up 25 seats given the popularity of this event please RSVP here!
The exhibition will celebrate the confluence of art with the multiplicity of new media technologies and nascent sciences that are transforming sociality and experience in the 21st century. Notable installations include David Glowacki's Danceroom Spectroscopy (already exhibited at various locations in Europe), Brent Townshend, Wes Modes, and Lanier Sammon's "Co-related Space" (a collaboration between a digital artist, a experimental musician and an engineer), Erich Richter's "Chant" (for reflecting pool, partially submerged speakers and spoken-word), Ian Winters' LED sculpture "Horizon Line", Peter Foucault's drawing robot "Attraction/Repulsion: Longwave", Kinetech's interactive video installation "Time Bubble", Emily Martinez's "AntiApocalypse" for brainwave rhythms, Yuan-Yi Fan's "Qi-Visualizer" for mobile biometrics, plus a performance by Kate Harrington and Eve Warnock, etc. These projects attempt to engage in more nuanced forms of audience engagement, building upon the avant-garde artistic program that co-evolved with the social upheavals of the 20th century, while assimilating theories and tools developed through the various fields of science and technology in recent decades.
LAST Schedule and Hours:
Friday, June 6 from 6pm till 11pm: Interactive Art Installations
Saturday, June 7 from 1pm till 6pm: Tech/science talks
Saturday, June 7 from 6pm till 11pm: Interactive Art Installations
LAST Symposium Schedule:
1:00 pm Piero Scaruffi, Cultural Historian and L.A.S.E.R. founder, on Creativity and the Bay Area
1:30 pm Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google on Artificial Intelligence
2:30 pm Daniel Kaufman, Director of the Information Innovation Office at DARPA, on DARPA's high-tech projects
3:30 pm Jennifer Dionne, founding director of the Stanford Nanotech Lab
4:30 pm Chris McKay, Chief Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames, on Space Exploration and Life in the Universe
5:15 pm Alvy Ray Smith, Co-founder of Pixar, on Graphics/Animation
**The LAST Symposium is sold out. If you would like to be notified if a seat opens up please add your name to the waitlist here. Friday night and Saturday nights exhibitions hours are still fully open to the public.