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.