You thought we were dead. But the nerds in black were never gone.

AZ Resi­dency at Espaço Tempo has resu­med its course on the 14th July 2010, and we’ve been kic­king it real with some hard­core pro­ject dev for a whole week now! Our main aim is to get all of these pro­jects kic­king and scre­a­ming on the 12th July for the big ope­ning of the exhibition.

Cata­rina and Joel spent most of their week fid­dling with some heavy duty Maker­Bot prin­ting trial and error. In between ran­dom python re-learning fast cour­ses, they mana­ged to pull off some awe­some hacks, such as a maker­bot micros­cope to observe bac­te­ria, a nutella jesus on a toast, and some robot prin­ted & baked cookies.

Ran­dom pro­ject quo­tes include:
“we have sci­en­ti­fi­cally pro­ven that straw­berry yogurt is not prin­ta­ble“
“if you beli­eve, it will work“
“how big should we make jesus?“
“only two jesus toasts and alre­ady out of nutella?!“
“there is a guy coming by on mon­day to get a jesus on a toast”

Meanwhile Fran­cesco and Mari­ana been hard at work on their ant trac­king pro­ject. Marco drawing some more Sui­cide Girls for his secret pro­jec­tion art ins­tal­la­tion pro­ject. Ricardo wor­king on his the­sis. Pedro and Mónica wor­king some more on the RTi­VISS (Real-Time Video Inte­rac­tive Sys­tems for Sus­tai­na­bi­lity) pro­ject. Vitor upgra­ding his ver­sion of Attic Tesla / Last Words of Dome­nico per­for­mance. Mar­ga­rida wor­king on her arduino based reac­tive robot.

Myself and Tiago arri­ved yes­ter­day night and been hard at work in our own pro­jects as well. Me pre­pa­ring a rele­ase ver­sion of Gen Haiku, hel­ping out with the web­dev side of things on the iCo­o­kie fast-hack pro­ject and con­ju­ring some evil plans for world domi­na­tion pre­pa­ring a live­act for the ope­ning day of the exhi­bi­tion. And Tiago wor­king on his bus GPS trac­king sys­tem app.