Artworks & Installations

No Matter

Scott Kildall and Victoria Scott
In No Matter (2008), Scott Kildall and Victoria Scott used meticulous hand-crafting and three-dimensional computer modeling to give physical form to virtual worlds that speak to our cultural imagination.

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Creatures of Habitat

Nancy Nowacek
We believe an integral part of the future of the city is the future of the office and its workers. The office is the center-point from which the daily urban experience radiates, and is also the most physically stultifying.

Image courtesy of Jessica Fong


Christopher Baker
offscript (2010) is an interactive projection façade located high above the Santana Row shopping district in San Jose.

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Oglala Oyate – Sister City for a Better Future

Rigo 23
Oglala Oyate – Sister City for a Better Future is a large-scale projection onto the side of the UFCW Local 5 building, near the intersection of San Carlos and S. 1st Street, during evening hours September 16-19, 2010.

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On the Moon

Aleksandra Mir
Aleksandra Mir investigated ancient and modern understandings of the universe in her collage series “On the Moon,” (2009). Mir juxtaposed religious and scientific thought by depicting the Virgin Mary clutching a rocket ship, the Holy Family stationed on the moon, and other far-fetched scenarios.

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DreamAddictive (Carmen Gonzalez and Leslie Garcia)
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.


Garnet Hertz
OutRun, a video game concept car that combines a car-shaped arcade game cabinet with a real world electric vehicle to produce a video game system that actually drives.

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Over the Top

Steven White
“Over The Top” is a two-person Ferris wheel powered by the riders, using their arm muscles to shift their weight. Standing 20 feet tall and made of plywood, this is a truly unique machine in looks and function.

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Particle Falls

Andrea Polli and Chuck Varga
Particle Falls provides a real time visualization of particulate pollution, which can be measured by laser light scattering, in the San Fernando Corridor using the latest laser projection technology.

Image courtesy of Jaime Austin

Peregrine Falcon, 2010

Robert Lang
One uncut square of kozo paper, approx. 12” long, 8” high (not including base).

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Beatriz da Costa
Beatriz da Costa invented a “blogging backpack” for pigeons, which she first presented at the 1st 01SJ Biennial in 2006. da Costa and her colleagues combined a cell phone, pollution sensor, and and GPS device on a computer board weighing less than 6 ounces.

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Play Me I’m Yours

Luke Jerram
Touring the globe since March 2008, ‘Play Me I’m Yours’ (2010) is an artwork by Luke Jerram that involves placing pianos in public spaces. Keep an eye out for the appearance of street pianos throughout downtown San Jose!

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Rockwell Group LAB
Plug-In-Play (2010) represents a playground of ideas related to how we engage our urban environments.

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Poetics of Dis-communication

Patrick Manning
Three steel monoliths containing large LCD screens, speakers, and computer and processing equipment will be installed near the San Fernando, Santa Clara, and Paseo de San Antonio stops. Input from web cameras built into the monolith will be scanned using custom text recognition software.

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Powering Flight: Challenging the Urban Environment

Sol Design Lab/ Bike Zoo
The public is invited to spontaneously DJ with their iPods on the solar powered sound system while their devices and electric vehicles charge.

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Project HoodiePlay

CFC Media Lab
During the 01SJ Biennial, the CFC Media Lab will be leading a series of workshops where participants can makes their Hoodie “zombie-tag” ready for a widespread, participatory game.

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Public Orchard

Studio for Urban Projects
Public Orchard (2010) will be made up of heritage fruit trees, a horticultural reference and seed library, a community kitchen, and hands on workshop space.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Lydon.

Puentes Mutantes/Mutant Bridges

Angel Borrego Cubero/OSS
Puentes Mutantes/Mutant Bridges explores a number of local bridges from the iconic Golden Gate to the Bixby Creek Bridge as systems for conviviality between humans and other species, placing look-outs, jumping and inscription structures, pedestrian and cyclist connections, reclamation spaces for non-humans, cross-species hotels for short-term nature appreciation, swinging-by-the-wind tea houses, and more.

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Radio Nonchalance San Jose: Dispatches from South Hall

Radio Nonchalance (2010) is a pirate radio transmission, run by a “rogue band of festival infiltrators”. This FM broadcast will reach the blocks surrounding the festival; it will also be mirrored by a digital web-radio ‘net-cast’ that can be streamed through smart phones.

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Carl Heiney
Rajaphant is a drivable majestic mechanical elephant on wheels. The body is built around an fully Electric Micro Van and it will raise from a kneeling position to a standing position (2 ft), via an airbag lift mechanism.