FUSE:_cadre/montalvo artist research residency initiative (FUSE) is a collaboration between San Jose State University's CADRE Laboratory for New Media and the prestigious Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. This research-residency program represents a compelling platform for collaboration, experimentation, creativity and innovation focused on emerging new media and technology. FUSE connects fine arts students from the CADRE Laboratory in unorthodox partnerships with artists that inspire new forms of technology-based production and experience. Through cross-discipline collaborations, the residency-model provides an arena for addressing some of the most pertinent issues of our time including, but not limited to, concerns of globalization, sustainability, censorship, human rights, social responsibility, human centered design and a focus on the next generation.
Over the 2007-2008 academic year, FUSE hosted three residencies (FUSE: collaborations) with Portland based collective, Red76, Tijuana and Los Angeles based collective, bulbo and UK based collective Harwood, Wright and Yokokoji. The result of the Harwood, Wright and Yokokoji and Red76 FUSE: collaborations, are featured in the ZERO1 exhibition for the San Jose Museum of Art, Superlight and the bulbo outcomeat the Natalie and James Thompson Art Galleries in bulbo, San Jose: DIY Media Strategies from the Border.