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September 16 and 17, 2010
San Jose City Hall Council Chambers
San Jose, CA

GLOBAL WARNING Symposium Starts Tomorrow

The GLOBAL WARNING symposium is organized by ZER01, LEONARDO/ISAST, City of San Jose Public Art Program and CADRE Laboratory for New Media with additional support from the Montalvo Arts Center. The two-day event will take place September 16 and 17, 2010 at the San Jose City Hall Council Chambers in San Jose, CA as part of the 2010 01SJ Biennial.

Buy tickets now: Tickets are $15 for one day or $25 for both days and are available through the ZER01 web site:

Featured speakers for Day 1 (September 16) include: Kathleen Dean Moore (Editor/Author; Professor, Oregon State University: "Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World"), Gail Wight (Artist; Professor, Stanford University: "Landscape Disrupted: Brief History of Artists and the Environment"), Gerard Kuperus ("Environmental Ethics through Aesthetics"), Peter Roopnarine (Curator/Researcher, California Academy of Sciences: "Embracing Uncertainty" and "Marine Food Webs and the Environment"), Karen Holl (Researcher/Professor, UCSC: "Conserving Tropical Forests to Reduce Global Warming"), Marisa Jahn (Artist/Author/Activist: "Wormholes as Solutions: Art and Social Change"), Tiffany Holmes (Artist; Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: "Beyond Eco-Art: 21st-Century Eco-Visualization"). Plus a special performance by the Shamanic Cheerleaders!

Featured speakers for Day 2 (September 17) include: Andrea Polli and Tim Dye (Artist and Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Meteorological Programs and Public Outreach at Sonoma Technology, Inc.: "Particle Falls"), Robin Lasser and Marguerite Perret (Artists: "Floating World"), Jade Chang (Writer: "From Gas Bills to a New Game Theory: Can Having Fun = Doing Good?"), Buster Simpson (Artist: "Poetic Utility") and the Climate Clock Initiative artist groups: Freya Bardell, Brian Howe and Brent Bucknum; Usaman Haque and Robert Davis; and Chico Macmurtrie, Geo Homsy, Bill Washabaugh and Gideon Shapiro.

All symposium ticket holders will receive access to a virtual goodie bag which includes free access to dozens of articles on art, science and the environment published in Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and Global Environmental Politics, discounts on journal subscriptions, books and more!

To find out more about the schedule, read speakers bios and purchase tickets for the event, visit our web site:

Can't make it to the event? No problem! For those unable to make it to the symposium, there are several ways you can still experience it. Join Leonardo/ISAST on Twitter: to receive live updates throughout the two-day event. Otherwise we will be broadcasting the symposium live via Ustream: Join us on Ustream each day of the event to watch the event live and participate in the facilitated on-line discussions.

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