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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.

greenpeace rebrands BP with oil-slickened graphic campaign

greenpeace rebrands BP with oil-slickened graphic campaign

The rabblerousers at Greenpeace know that a company’s logo is sacrosanct — it’s the brand’s visual identity to the world. That’s why they’ve decided to hit BP where it hurts. With a new Web site calling for public submissions, Greenpeace wants graphic-design-savvy activists to reimagine the lively green-and-yellow BP logo in the wake of the […]

feast + famine: shifting to a sustainable food system

feast + famine: shifting to a sustainable food system

A panel discussion on developing a sustainable food system, followed by a Q&A session. Tue Jun 01 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seeley Hall (second floor) Trinity College, University of Toronto 6 Hoskin Avenue Speakers Jo-Ann Davis Moderator Canadian International Council Harriet Friedmann Speaker Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs Rosemary McCarney Speaker President & […]

midway, message from the gyre

midway, message from the gyre

These photographs of albatross chicks were made in September 2009 on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring […]

doors open toronto @brickworks

doors open toronto @brickworks

Visual art plays a significant role in the site interpretation plan for Evergreen Brick Works. Artists who are creating installations for permanent display include Phil Coté, Dave Hind, Amelia Jiménez, Dan Bergeron, and Evergreen’s artist-in-residence, Ferruccio Sardella. A temporary exhibit by No. 9, Contemporary Art and the Environment will open during the site launch in […]

congress for the new urbanism

The New Urbanist movement took root in the early eighties as a response to the wasteful and bland architecture of modernist suburban development. The movement solidified in the official form of ”Congress for the New Urbanism”, a body encompassing architects, planners, environmentalists, financiers, developers and other activists promoting healthy cities, walkable neighbourhoods and expansion of […]

biotek activity book for kids

“Welcome to the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book (PDF – 1.72 MB). This is an activity book for young people like you about biotechnology — a really neat topic. Why is it such a neat topic? Because biotechnology is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home.” http://www.whybiotech.com/resources/activity-book.asp This […]

call for submissions: eco-art video

call for submissions: eco-art video

Evergreen Brick Works is looking for the best short videos from across Canada! Evergreen, a national charity, has transformed the former Don Valley Brick Works from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into an international showcase for urban sustainability and green design. Evergreen Brick Works is open year-round, and includes permanent and temporary art installations […]

what we need is a new lifestyle, not a new fuel for the old lifestyle

James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia James Howard Kunstler is one of the most acerbic critics of American suburbia and the waste of resources it represents. His critique of a landscape made for automobiles started with his two books “Home from Nowhere” and “Geography of Nowhere” which analyzed urban sprawl, the vapidity and lack […]

requiem for detroit

Julien Temple’s new film is a vivid evocation of an apocalyptic vision: a slow-motion Katrina that has had many more victims. Detroit was once America’s fourth largest city. Built by the car for the car, with its groundbreaking suburbs, freeways and shopping centres, it was the embodiment of the American dream. But its intense race […]

adam zaratsky: appropriate pervert technology: postsustainable orgy, our only hope?

subtle technologies presentation We don’t need hyper-consumption of natural resources to access excess. The ignoble orgiastic option may be a more ‘ecologically sound’ plan than the green-washing of guilt through free-range chicken and plastic recycling bins. We can achieve post-sustainable excess by amplifying the cognitive, ritualistic and emotional registers of human expression without the long […]