ISEA Opens in San Jose
The 13th International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA 2006) & ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge opened in San Jose on August 7th and will run until the 13th. I'm here at the festival and have been seeing some amazing work - pigeons wearing backpacks that can sense air pollution, devices that can read embedded sound pieces in the city, giant squirrels jumping from interactive ice cream trucks and handing out freezies, a pimped out low rider that can read your heartbeat and blast bass at the same speed - to name a few of the extremely well publicized examples. The thing is that there are about 200 brilliant artworks on display here this week - many of which take place in public space - and this is not even mentioning the intensive symposium that kicks off this morning. Lots to see and do!