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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  • MORPHONANO, Beall Center for Art + Technology, UCI, Irvine, CA, February 2nd –May 276th, 2012
  • “Spaceship Earth,” CoCA | Centre for Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu”, Torun, Poland, March 4th – May 22nd, 2011
  • Science Centre Singapore, Jurong East, Singapore, 2005 – 2011
  • “Electronic Universe”, El Tanque, Espacio Cultura, Tenerife, Spain, September 25th – October 25th, 2009
  • “Nano Poética de um Mundo Novo,” Museu de Arte Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil, April 12th – June 1st, 2008
  • The 2nd Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 11th – 25th, 2006
  • LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, December 14th, 2003 – September 6th, 2004
  • Biennale for Electronic Arts (BEAP) Perth, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, July 31st – September 15th, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, June 10th, 2002

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