The Urban Canvas: Art and Technology Take Over

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May 19, 2012 5:00 pm
May 19, 2012 6:00 pm

The Urban Canvas: Art and Technology Take Over — a talk with: The Bay Lights, Survival Research Labs, and ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network

Mark Pauline, Founder and Director of SRL will present the Spine Robot for its San Francisco Debut; Ben Davis the visionary of The Bay Lights will share progress on turning the Bay Bridge as a digital canvas for artist Leo Villareal; Joel Slayton the Executive Director of ZERO1 will discuss his role in transforming Silicon Valley into an international festival of the digital arts.

The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. This stunning fine arts experience will live for two years on the Bay Bridge West Span starting with a Grand Lighting in late 2012. Created with over 25,000 energy efficient, white LED lights, it is 1.5 miles wide and 500 feet high, viewable from San Francisco and points north but not by drivers on the bridge itself.

Mark Pauline originated and developed the concept of large scale machine performance beginning in 1978 with the founding of Survival Research Laboratories. Staged over 57 machine performances in the US, Europe, and Japan as director of SRL. Mark constructed and designed dozens of large, complex robots and machines for use in these performances and has trained and supervised the efforts of over 400 assistants in the art of machine performance

ZERO1, working with some of the most fertile and creative minds from the worlds of art, science, design, architecture, and technology, produces the ZERO1 Biennial, an international showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology and the ZERO1 Garage where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges.