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Makerspace Show-and-Tell

The day of the showcase has finally arrived! The doors were opened for the public to come and see our work. To my own surprise there were a large number of attendees, including many curious pedestrians who wandered in. A few hours into the event, we had our panel...

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Paseo Prototyping Festival

This past weekend I was asked to take part in the San José Paseo Public Prototyping Festival as a representative of ZERO1’s American Arts Incubator (AAI) program. The festival was created to celebrate the culmination of the San José State University Paseo Prototyping...

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Welcome to Mother Russia

Snowy caps and white plains filled the window scene outside of the aircraft as we descended into Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. I was quite a world away from the warm and sunny California coast of home. I could feel the temperature dropping as the snow reminded me...

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GPS Tracks

I am building water quality sensors which will capture geolocated data. This was my first test with this technology. This is part of my ongoing research at the Santa Fe Water Rights residency (March-April) and for the American Arts Incubator program in...

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Los Proyectos

Women making technology. Photo: Balam Soto Fun times are still rolling here in Guatemala! After a week of soldering, programming, and LEDs, the participants have split into four groups to work on their own projects. I must say how impressive these four groups are....

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Catching Spilled Light

One month until American Arts Incubator begins in Cambodia. In preparation, I am working with Bophana Center and Kruosar Solar to design and install a local solar electric power system at Bophana, where the exchange program will occur. It will provide electricity for...

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Arrival

It has been a few days since my arrival in Guatemala City. My memory of downtown is different. I remember it being a place of transit and noise. Now a few streets have become pedestrian streets. But the noise is still there! So far the experience has been great. I've...

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Update from Dunedin Youth Map

Work has begun with Tahuna Normal Intermediate on the Dunedin Youth Map.  The aim of this project is to link the project into the Year 7 curriculum.  Room 15 who were part of the initial programme have been working on locating reference points for the map. The school...

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Orientation: Not Lost Yet

I am not lost in Guatemala City yet, but am still in my comfortable home writing this blog. However, I have started my travels by attending the American Arts Incubator orientation week in California. This was the week for “getting you ready to leave, dude." I had...

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Inclusive Memory for Peace

I am beginning to solidify my proposal and workshop series for my upcoming trip to Medellín, Colombia with ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The exchange will take place in May and June 2017. Colombia has...

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Guatemala Hello

March 2017 will be a memorable time. For a long time now, I have daydreamed of finding an opportunity to go back to my native Guatemala to make art and support others in their passions, dreams, and ventures. I searched without success until one evening I received a...

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Update from Shedding Some Light

Dark Skies in Dunedin We have greatly improved on our prototype that was for the Climate Kit exhibition. We kept the same hexagonal structure with cubbies built in, but we modified the streetlight models to more accurately represent their real-world counterparts. We...

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Apply to the 2017-18 American Arts Incubator

Calling innovative new media and digital artists who have a love of travel and passion for community-driven art. Apply to participate in the 2016-17 American Arts Incubator. We are excited to open the next round of applications for the following participating overseas...

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Updates from Team Sea Sense

The team perceived the problem of the stakeholders in Banilad regarding traditional fish searching during the community immersion on the second day of the workshop. The activities include area project reconnaissance, interview with concerned stakeholders and locals,...

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Updates from Team TAPOK

Due to the environmental pollution tampering our mother Earth that is spreading across the world nowadays, team TAPOK (Tinguha Alang sa Pagpalapnag sa Obligasyong pang Kalikupan) have come up with an idea of spreading environmental awareness with the use of theater...

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Updates from Team Viz

With increasing pollution levels, it is essential for our team to find new ways to psychologically approach a new medium pertaining to self awareness in relation to the environment. The aim for this project is, (1) to get people involved by sparking their interest,...

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Updates from Team FUPPI

Foundation University Precious Plastics Initiative (FUPPI) is a project based on the Precious Plastics program of Dave Hakkens. He has posted blueprints of a shredding machine, extrusion machine, compression machine, and an injection machine. The idea is that we can...

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Artists Selected for 2016-17 American Arts Incubator

ZERO1 and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in the 2016-17 American Arts Incubator (AAI), an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by...

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Takeaways, Sustainability Plan, What’s Next

I am still astounded that we managed to actually build the portal, both the physical structure and its virtual realities in the space of a month. Here is a short video documenting the entire project: Portal to an Alternative Reality, John Craig Freeman, 2016. Edited...

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Closing Ceremony and Reception

Portal to an Alternative Reality. Video by John Craig Freeman and Jinglin Li. After much anticipation, Portal to an Alternative Reality was launched last night at the Arts Incubator program's Closing Ceremony and Reception at K11 art village. Despite the rain, we had...

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The Nice Side of Queer

Guest blog post by project photographer, Yen Nguyen. Over dinner one evening, I talked to my husband and our two sons about an LGBTQ art project I was about to engage in. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) are terms we all are familiar with, even for our...

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Rainbow Building

I write this from the plane en route to Hanoi to kick off the Vietnam Arts Incubator program. As with all pre-production, just when you think you have everything together, some things fall apart. I have the most amazing producer on the ground handling the details,...

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Augmented Reality Workshop

I am settled in now and things are moving forward! The Opening Ceremony and Artist Talk took place Sunday April 17th at the Wuhan Art Museum and the Augmented Reality Workshops got under way Monday April 18th. We seem to have generated significant buzz in the...

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Project Prototyping

As I gear up for this project in Vietnam, I presented my project proposal to my fellow ZERO1 artists, the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ZERO1 staff, ZERO1 board members, and expert mentors from the tech field. This was the first...

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Emoji Dev

As time and energy are in short supply, having a couple days of focus is a gift. We have spent this last week in January at Impact HUB San Francisco building a plan for our workshop and exhibition. We met with the program team and many tech and art experts from the...

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Meet ZERO1’s 2015-16 American Arts Incubator Artists

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 06:30 Catharine Clark Gallery Come meet this year’s American Arts Incubator artists on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30pm at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Enjoy cocktails and light hor d'oeuvre while getting to know Andrew...

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