Silicon Valley's "Zero" Hour Almost Here

Zero One festival about to blast off

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    Scott Budman

    This is definitely not your father's drive-in movie theater.

    For one thing, it's being put together in about 48 hours. For another, all the cars are already there, and they're not going anywhere else.  Because they're completely demolished. Yup, every last one of them.

    It may look like some sort of theater of the damned, but it's actually part of the coolest art & tech installation this side of Burning Man.

    San Jose's Zero One festival brings all sorts of bizarre creativity to various parts of the city.  You may have seen the Adobe circles turning at night - that's from Zero One.  This year, images will be thrown up onto the front of San Jose's City Hall, and you'll again be asked to decipher them.

    There's a created-from-scratch wetlands behind the Convention Center you can fly over, and of course, the drive-in that looks like something out of Repo Man.

    Zero One comes to town every two years and if you're at all interested in art, tech and creativity, this is the show for you.  It runs from Sept. 16 through 19, but you can head downtown now to see it all put into place.  The Tech Museum of Innovation is also putting something together for Zero One. Stay tuned-- we may be able to show you a bit of that later this week.

    Check it out.  Just make sure they sweep the glass off the car seats first.

    Scott is old fashioned enough to still love the drive-in.  He's on Twitter:  @scottbudman