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My Summer @ NYC Resistor

nycResistor

This sum­mer I was a resi­dent at NYC Resis­tor (NYCR), a hac­ker col­lec­tive based in Bro­o­klyn, NY. I’m now back home in Lis­bon and would like to share a brief round-up of this won­der­ful experience.

First of all I must men­tion how incre­di­bly wel­co­ming and fun all the mem­bers of the col­lec­tive are. Not only did they let me share their space for two whole months, pro­vi­ding me with a great lear­ning oppor­tu­nity, but also made me feel at home among them and showed me a great time.

I was lucky to get there just as their Awe­some August chal­lenge was star­ting. The idea here being that NYCR mem­bers chal­len­ged each other to finish one great pro­ject until the end of that month. The pro­jects were indeed awe­some, from an Eight Foot Lite Brite, an FPGA-based DNA sequence align­ment acce­le­ra­tor, a Monome, a Player Toy Piano, and some very civi­li­zed smashing… to name only a few.

Another of my favo­rite sta­ples, and the one I think I’ll miss the most, was Craft Night. Every Thurs­day eve­ning NYCR opens its doors to those of us “who like to make stuff… so you don’t have to make stuff by your­self.” On these nights, NYCR mem­bers help visi­tors with their pro­jects by sha­ring tips and kno­wledge, and everyone just has a great time wor­king together around one big table.

And then of course, there was the unfor­get­ta­ble Inte­rac­tive Party, during which some of Awe­some August’s pro­jects were shown, and that even inclu­ded a giant robot cake, chalk drawing on the floor, a Wimshurst machine, and crayola model magic.

NYCR is cur­ren­tly offe­ring a series of really inte­res­ting clas­ses, which I’m very sad to miss.

During my resi­dency I wor­ked on a few (really fun) expe­ri­ments with paper/cardboard pulp and soft cir­cuits, as well as other (frus­tra­ting) ones with car­bon nano­tu­bes. More on that later — I’m still unpacking :)

Thank you NYC Resistor!

Workshop de Impressão 3D com Zach Hoeken (Lisboa)

3D Printing Workshop

Datas: 19 de Out a 1 de Nov de 2009

Local: Lis­boa (espaço a anunciar)

Horá­rios:

19:30 às 22:30 (dias de semana)

11:00 às 19:00 (fins de semana)

total de 58h

Infor­ma­ção e ins­cri­ções: http://www.audienciazero.org/cct/3dprinting

 

Orga­ni­za­ção: Audi­ên­cia Zero (altLab + LCD)

Con­tacto: cata­ri­na­mota (at) audi­en­ci­a­zero (dot) org

(ins­cri­ções aber­tas :: número limi­tado de vagas)

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A impres­são 3D é uma forma ori­gi­nal de impres­são, no âmbito da tec­no­lo­gia de pro­to­ti­pa­gem, em que um objecto tri­di­men­si­o­nal é cri­ado por uma máquina a par­tir da acu­mu­la­ção de cama­das suces­si­vas de um dado mate­rial (Wiki­pe­dia).

O Workshop

O objec­tivo do workshop é a cons­tru­ção e uti­li­za­ção de uma impres­sora 3D open source (modelo Maker­Bot). Os par­ti­ci­pan­tes irão cons­truir a máquina de raiz: desde a mon­ta­gem das com­po­nen­tes elec­tró­ni­cas e extru­sor, pas­sando pela mecâ­nica, até à jun­ção de todas as peças. Irão ainda adqui­rir e aper­fei­çoar apti­dões e téc­ni­cas nas área de fabrico de elec­tró­nica, mecâ­nica, mode­la­ção 3D, fabri­ca­ção digi­tal e reso­lu­ção de pro­ble­mas com impres­so­ras 3D. O workshop será ainda um lugar pri­vi­le­gi­ado para adqui­rir conhe­ci­men­tos sobre os mais diver­sos tópi­cos, como teo­ria da elec­tró­nica, design de firmware, enge­nha­ria mecâ­nica, pro­to­co­los de série, fabri­ca­ção digi­tal e dese­nho 3D.

A impres­sora 3D cons­truída durante o workshop ficará pos­te­ri­or­mente dis­po­ní­vel para os mem­bros do altLab (qual­quer inte­res­sado se pode ins­cre­ver no altLab se assim o dese­jar). Os par­ti­ci­pan­tes que dese­jem cons­truir a sua pró­pria máquina, e levá-la para casa, terão que adqui­rir o res­pec­tivo kit open source no site da Maker­Bot.

Zach Hoe­ken

Zach Hoe­ken likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. His true pas­sion in life is acting as a catalyst and hel­ping others do ama­zing things. Whether it is cre­a­ting open source micro con­trol­lers (sanguino.cc), robot con­trol­ler soft­ware (replicat.org), object sha­ring web­si­tes (thingiverse.com), self repli­ca­ting 3D prin­ters (reprap.org), or hac­ker col­lec­ti­ves (nycresistor.com) there is one cen­tral pur­pose: to help other peo­ple help them­sel­ves cre­ate an awe­some world to live in. He hopes that some­day we can cre­ate a world that sur­pas­ses even the wil­dest futu­res por­trayed in sci­ence fic­tion. He thinks the uni­verse is and will con­ti­nue to be com­ple­tely rad. Do you want to help?

Datas e Valo­res para ins­cri­ção no workshop:

Ins­cri­ções até 31 de Julho: 200€*

(50% no acto de ins­cri­ção + 50% até 19 de Setembro)

Ins­cri­ções após 31 de Julho: 250€*

(pagos no acto de inscrição)

* não reembolsável

3D printing workshop

digital art girls @ futurartes

digital art girls @ futurartes
Ladies, from left to right: Raquel Par­dal, Ana Car­va­lho, Diana Combo, Elga Fer­reira, Petra Fari­nha, Cata­rina Mota, and Mónica Men­des. And then, of course, there’s Rudolfo Quin­tas in between Elga and Petra :) Note that we tried to hide our lap­tops under the table to avoid loo­king like total wor­kaho­lics, but Mónica’s still shows…

We loved the first edi­tion of futu­rar­tes. There were talks by LCD (Pedro Ângelo), In Motion (Filipe Val­pe­reiro), and altLab + open­Ma­te­ri­als (me), Pro­ces­sing and PD workshops (Pedro Ângelo), per­for­man­ces by Rudolfo Quin­tas, Diat0m (Rui Mon­teiro), and Magenta Inte­rior (Ana Car­va­lho). Thank you Pedro and Raquel for a won­der­ful festival!

But mos­tly it was great to, for the first time in quite a while, gather together so many Por­tu­guese girls wor­king in digi­tal arts — there were 8 of us, ins­tead of the usual 2 or 3. Raquel, Ana, Diana, Elga, Petra, Cata­rina, Mónica, and Letí­cia (who wasn’t there for the group pic) are deve­lo­ping expe­ri­men­tal work on tan­gi­ble inter­fa­ces, bio art, com­pu­ter vision, phy­si­cal com­pu­ting, live video pro­ces­sing, hybrid mate­ri­als engi­ne­e­ring, and per­for­mance. Yay ladies!

LCD spring show

LCD spring show
Our fri­ends at LCD are having their semi­an­nual show this thurs­day. If your in Porto do stop by. There will be many awe­some pie­ces to see/play with, and lots of won­der­ful and cre­a­tive peo­ple to meet.

Futurartes 2009

Futurartes 2009
Dias 3 e 4 de Junho na Escola Supe­rior de Artes e Design das Cal­das da Rai­nha realiza-se a pri­meira edi­ção do Futu­rar­tes — encon­tro de artes e mul­ti­mé­dia, rea­li­zado na ESAD. As acti­vi­da­des dividem-se em con­fe­rên­cias, espec­tá­cu­los, workshops e ins­ta­la­ções que pro­mo­vem o uso de novas tec­no­lo­gias de carác­ter ino­va­dor sob as for­mas já exis­ten­tes de expres­são e divul­ga­ção artís­tica. Convidam-se assim todos os alu­nos da ESAD assim como todos os inte­res­sa­dos a com­pa­re­cer no evento e atra­vés da sua par­ti­ci­pa­ção con­tri­buir para o sucesso do próprio.

Mais infor­ma­ção em www.futurartes.com

Repurpose

A docu­men­tary film by Jack Oat­mon. A look into the hard­ware hac­king com­mu­nity in Mon­treal, inclu­ding the Fou­lab col­lec­tive. Why are more and more hobbyists expe­ri­men­ting with hacks and cir­cuit bends? What rela­ti­onship does this imply about con­su­mer soci­ety and tech­no­lo­gi­cal advan­ce­ment? Is this a real-world ana­log of ‘user gene­ra­ted con­tent’? (via jac­ko­at­mon­treal @ You­Tube)

Thanks Nuno João for brin­ging this to our attention ;)

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