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.

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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 😉

openMaterials :: research project

My dear friend Kisty Boyle and I recently launched open­Ma­te­ri­als — a col­lab­o­ra­tive research project ded­i­cated to open inves­ti­ga­tion and exper­i­men­ta­tion with DIY pro­duc­tion meth­ods and uses of mate­ri­als. In the spirit of the open source soft­ware and hard­ware move­ments, we hope to pro­mote mate­ri­als to be researched and devel­oped in a pub­lic, col­lab­o­ra­tive man­ner. We see mate­ri­als as an open resource, and wish to estab­lish an open process for explor­ing and shar­ing knowl­edge, tech­niques and appli­ca­tions related to mate­ri­als sci­ence.

I’ll be con­duct­ing most of my hands-on research right here at Alt­Lab. We’d love for you to be involved if you are work­ing in these areas or inter­ested in learn­ing more about smart mate­ri­als.