AZLabs @ O Espaço do Tempo

After many days of work, stress and fun, we seem to have man­aged to pull through 10 projects to show­case at O Espaço do Tempo! The exhi­bi­tion opened yes­ter­day, 12th July at Con­vento da Saudação and will remain in exhibit until the end of the month.

We also have a mini-site with bios of the authors and descrip­tions of the works, tem­porar­ily hosted here. Not only of the works present at the exhi­bi­tion but also a few oth­ers devel­oped dur­ing the res­i­dency that couldn’t be exhib­ited by one rea­son or another. Check them out!

Big thanks are in order to every­one at O Espaço do Tempo for the oppor­tu­nity we had, and all the in loco sup­port to our needs, you rock. 🙂

AZLabs @ O Espaço Do Tempo (0day –2)

2 days to go until the exhibit open­ing of the Audi­en­cia Zero Labs res­i­dency at O Espaço Do Tempo!

A few folks seem to be miss­ing in action. Mauri­cio is back with some news from Inter­ac­tivos to lend us a hand on pend­ing projects. Mónica and Pedro are still work­ing on B-wind!. Mar­garida work­ing on his robot Freddy. Vic­tor Silva rehears­ing his The Last Words of Dominico. Vic­tor and Marco work­ing on Dis­card­able Beauty. Guil­herme fin­ish­ing his Róbot­ica Cria­tiva works. And me fin­ish­ing up Meta Gen Haiku. Cata­rina and Joel should also show up tomorow with their Micro Dérive.

Web­site with more info on the pre­sented projects should go online soon. In the mean­time if you should show up on Mon­day the 12th July in Mon­te­mor-O-Novo for the exhibit. We will have 7 projects installed under exhi­bi­tion until the 31st July, and 2 live­acts pre­sented on the exhi­bi­tion day 12th July.

In the mean­time we’ll leave you with some impor­tant t-shirt quote mate­r­ial we have recently acquired:
“48 horas são 6 dias de tra­balho, em turnos de 8 horas”
“Eu só faço pro­jec­tion map­ping quando estou bêbado”
“Não tens pin­cel para isso. Vai antes de rolo.”
“Queres falar ao tele­fone? Fala aí! *slap*”

AZ Residency Day 13 – We were never gone

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. Con­tinue read­ingAZ Res­i­dency Day 13 – We were never gone”

AZ Residency Follow up — Filipe Pais

I arrived to Residên­cia AZ with a very sim­ple project in mind called Bloop. This project explores the idea of “enfo” — unnecessary/useless infor­ma­tion and infor­ma­tion over­load on the web, look­ing par­tic­u­larly to social net­works.

Fishes don’t speak, but they com­mu­ni­cate between them­selves. For humans, this is an invis­i­ble process which is at the moment com­pletely insignif­i­cant for us. Who cares about what is a fish say­ing to the other or even if he’s com­plain­ing or phi­los­o­phiz­ing alone? The project doesn’t intend to put fishes talk­ing but instead to use their actions to dump ran­dom mes­sages to twit­ter. This work plays with the metaphor of the glass house and observes this very own moment of social net­works incrus­ta­tion. Con­tinue read­ingAZ Res­i­dency Fol­low up — Fil­ipe Pais”

AZ Residency Day 7 — We’ll Be Back

Yesterday’s late night hack­ing ses­sion man­aged to deliver some results. Baco’s Mech­a­nism was com­plete and so, to cel­e­brate, refresh­ments were in order, plus wak­ing up to join the party any­one who was already asleep. The trou­ble­mak­ers deliv­ered a per­son­al­ized ren­di­tion of the clas­sic, also pre­vi­ously abused for remixes, Vitor Espad­inha “Recor­dar é Viver”.

Today was a sad day, every­one who was tak­ing their time get­ting up was also woken up with a new per­son­al­ized ren­di­tion of Vitor Espadinha’s “Recor­dar é Viver”, pay­back is a bitch. We packed up and headed down to a local restau­rant for the last meal of this week’s res­i­dency. With promises of return­ing in June for 10 more days of col­lab­o­ra­tive hack­ing.