Zero@wavefunction 2002 (Personal Project)

Zero@wavefunction is one of a few collaborative art and science projects of Victoria Vesna, a media artist, and James Gimzewski, a nanoscientist. Both are professors at UCLA, home to the recently formed California Nano Systems Institute (CNSI). They first started their dialogue during a conference entitled ‘from Networks to Nanosystems’ in November 2001. Soon thereafter, Gimzewski opened his lab to Victoria Vesna and together they initiated a number of projects whose goal is to make nanoscience more accessible and understandable to the broader public. At the same time they are interested engaging the audience in probing larger philosophical questions about the impact of this emerging science on the culture at large.

For the past six months they have worked together on developing projects such as: the official CNSI web site; a streaming video project, “Windows to Nanotechnology” and a major installation, “Zero@Wavefunction” that will premiere at the Biennial of Electronic Arts in Perth, Australia, August, 2002. There is no lead person in this collaboration – it is a true back and forth exchange of wavefunction energy. There is no contract – it is a collaboration based on their true interest in each other’s worlds..

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Exhibitions

  • Electronic Universe. Tenerife, Spain. Sep 25 – Oct 25, 2009
  • The 2nd Art & Schience International Exhibition & Symposium, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Nov 11 – 25, 2006
  • Biennale for Electronic Arts, Perth. John Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. July 31 – Sep 15, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. June 10, 2002

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