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Year Zero One (YZO) is a registered non profit organisation committed to the production, development and distribution of electronic media art through internet-based projects and site-specific public art exhibitions. Founded in 1996 by Toronto based media artists Camille Turner and Michael Alstad, YZO established a Canadian node in a network of international groups which fostered the emergence of projects exploring the web as an art medium.

junk to juice workshop photos

junk to juice workshop photos

This workshop took place on May 29th & 30th. It was presented by Subtle Technologies in partnership with the Sustainability Office and The Learning Zone at the Ontario College of Art & Design. The facilitator of the workshop was Hackett, the director of The Madagascar Institute. The workshop took place at OCAD: The Learning Zone

german sewage plant speeds up waste breakdown with mozart’s music

german sewage plant speeds up waste breakdown with mozart’s music

A German waste treatment facility found a unique way to speed up the sewage process and curb energy costs – by playing Mozart to microorganisms that break down sludge, the Märkische Allgemeine newspaper reported. Located in Treuenbrietzen, southwest of Berlin, the sewage plant plays classics such as The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro […]

land art generator initiative

land art generator initiative

call for submissions: deadline June 4th, 2010 The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct Land Art / Environmental Art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid with each land art sculpture having […]

canadian standards for farm-animal transport dangerously lax

canadian standards for farm-animal transport dangerously lax

Inspection records show animals arriving to slaughterhouses dead or diseased, with few repercussions for transporters Poultry workers opened the doors of a chicken truck at a Toronto slaughterhouse in December, 2008, to find that nearly 1,500 birds had frozen to death in sub-zero temperatures during their final journey from the farm. At about the same […]

biofuel: the false promise

biofuel: the false promise

The wide range of fuels derived in some form or other from biomass are gaining fame and popularity. Although there may be some forms of biofuels that will make sense at some point in the future, especially if produced and used locally, regarding this form of power as the Holy Grail of green energy is […]

adam zaretsky: seed bombing

Seed Bombing @ Subtle Technologies Community Day Date: June 6th Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM – ALL DAY! Summary Design Your Own Creative, EcoArt, Outdoor, Ecoventionist, Seed-Bomb Sculpture. Create an installation in the open outdoors that explores anarcho-expression around issues of Ecology, Foreign Species Release, Kitsch Ornament, Public Art and Rewilding. Use clay, manure, soil and seeds (all […]

subtle technologies exhibition panel

subtle technologies exhibition panel

Exhibition Panel Subtle Technologies: Exhibition Panel Panellists: Matthew Biederman, Noel Harding, Chris Hardwicke, Marko Peljhan, Rod Strickland Moderator: Graeme Stewart Date: June 5th Time: 4:15PM Summary This interactive discussion will explore the connections and ideas from the Festival exhibition, contingent ecologies :: investigations at the edge, with the exhibition artists. Moderator Graeme Stewart Associate, E.R.A. […]

fieldwork:land art exploration

fieldwork:land art exploration

fieldwork aims to present site-specific art installations in a field near Perth, Ontario for passers-by to stumble upon, discover, journey to, and explore.  A new installation is created each season by a ‘fieldworker’ (artist) – with the aim of addressing a variety of ways that we may relate to the space – conceptually, spiritually, formally, […]

portland oregon, the greener city

portland oregon, the greener city

Portland is one of the greenest cities in North America, having started urban renovation projects and investing in public transportation decades earlier than other centers. It is the first city in US to start a comprehensive CO2 emission plan through The City of Portland green building program and their investment in light rail, buses and […]

spectacular green roof installed at toronto city hall

spectacular green roof installed at toronto city hall

When Viljo Revell designed Toronto City Hall back in the sixties, the podium roof was for grand entries; you could drive up the ramp and walk right into the Council Chambers. It never quite worked out that way and was pretty much ignored for years. Not any more; this weekend Mayor Miller cut the ribbon […]