Global Game Jam 2013 | January 25–27 @ altLab!



O Global Game Jam é um evento inter­na­cional onde durante um fim-de-sem­ana gru­pos de pro­gra­madores, design­ers, artis­tas visuais e músi­cos de todo o mundo, se jun­tam em equipas locais for­madas espon­tânea­mente com o objec­tivo de ten­tar desen­har e desen­volver um video­jogo em 48h.Trata-se uma exper­iên­cia cria­tiva intensa e extrema­mente enrique­ce­dora para todos aque­les inter­es­sa­dos no desen­volvi­mento de video­jo­gos, desde profis­sion­ais a estu­dantes, artis­tas, ou até meros curiosos, e ofer­ece uma opor­tu­nidade exce­lente para apren­der, par­til­har exper­iên­cias e mostrar tal­ento a uma comu­nidade global.

Coor­de­nador: Kyr­i­akos Kour­saris
Par­tic­i­pantes: 30 (max)
Data: 25 a 27 de Janeiro 2013

Registo: Grátis — Pré-inscrição obrigatoria! :


Sexta, dia 25
15h Aber­tura de por­tas, recepção de par­tic­i­pantes
17h Apre­sen­tação da keynote e do tema global
18h Iní­cio offi­cial
00h Fecho de por­tas

Sábado, dia 26
09h Aber­tura de por­tas
12h Dead­line para inscrição dos par­tic­i­pantes e dos pro­jec­tos
00h Fecho de por­tas

Domingo, dia 27
09h Aber­tura de por­tas
15h Pen­cils down, começo de upload dos pro­jec­tos
17h Fim de upload dos pro­jec­tos
18h Fecho de por­tas

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3D Printer Workshop — Building 5 Prusa Air 2


A AZLabs (rede de lab­o­ratórios da Audiên­cia Zero), em par­ceiria com os Fablab EDP e Fablab Coim­bra, está a realizar este work­shop para a con­strução de cinco impres­so­ras 3D, mod­elo Prusa Air2.

São cinco os par­tic­i­pantes que estão a con­struir a sua própria impres­sora 3D, a AZLabs, Fablab EDP, Fablab Coim­bra, YDreams, e o Pavil­hão do Con­hec­i­mento — Ciên­cia Viva.

Com a coor­de­nação do Mauri­cio Mar­tins, e após 4 sessões o work­shop já vai numa fase bas­tante adi­antada como podem ver  neste album de fotos 😉

Em breve ter­e­mos mais notí­cias, fiquem aten­tos!


Our founder, Catarina Mota @Ada Lovelace Day


phd fel­low, co-founder of @openmaterials and @altlab, mem­ber of @nycresistor and, co-chair of the Open Hard­ware Sum­mit, TED fel­low

Adafruit 608-1Today is Ada Lovelace day! Cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of women in sci­ence, art, design, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math! Ada Lovelace Day is about shar­ing sto­ries of women — whether engi­neers, sci­en­tists, tech­nol­o­gists or math­e­mati­cians — who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to cre­ate new role mod­els for girls and women by cel­e­brat­ing amaz­ing women mak­ing and doing cool things. If you’re look­ing for a world­wide Ada Lovelace Day event? Please visit the Find­ing Ada events page. Be sure to check out all our posts today and from pre­vi­ous years here of amaz­ing women!


Creative Politics Artistic Residency

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Some mem­bers of the AZ Labs com­mu­nity have been gath­er­ing in artis­tic res­i­dency in Guimarães once more, the topic for this res­i­dency is Cre­ative Pol­i­tics, mean­ing to come up ideas and projects con­nect­ing the cit­i­zens back with the polit­i­cal sys­tem. Com­plain­ing is easy, pre­sent­ing solu­tions is harder. Cit­i­zens feel dis­con­nected with pol­i­tics and dis­en­gage them­selves from these issues. We are try­ing to counter that with artis­tic or oth­er­wise use­ful projects and pro­pos­als.

Dur­ing the first week­end we had run­ning at LCD a par­al­lel event named Antropocode, part of the Atlantic Arc Sum­mer of Labs 2012. Dur­ing the week­end over a dozen artists and hack­ers from Por­tu­gal and Spain were gath­ered devel­op­ing con­cepts and projects in a hack­a­ton about the bor­der­line of body and tech­nol­ogy. Some of the projects were also related to the cre­ative pol­i­tics theme.

The hack­a­ton is now over but the Cre­ative Pol­i­tics artis­tic res­i­dency con­tin­ues with a dozen other folks, mostly folks from Por­tu­gal but also includ­ing some for­eign­ers. The first days have been focused on brain­storm­ing project ideas. You can find more infor­ma­tion on our wiki.

Some exam­ples of projects cur­rently being devel­oped:

  • Reclaim­ing Data
    Research and doc­u­men­ta­tion of open data ini­tia­tives in Por­tu­gal, the end goal is to develop a viral video call­ing for more active par­tic­i­pa­tion and involve­ment from the cit­i­zens or a webtool to request miss­ing data.
  • Hack­ing Urban Resources
    Research and doc­u­men­ta­tion of ways to hack urban resources to improve the way of life at a local level in Guimarães, bring­ing back the con­trol of the city to the cit­i­zens. A sam­ple book on how to re-appro­pri­ate, re-use local resources and also on how to re-learn use­ful old skills.
  • Polit­i­cal Man­ager
    A web based game where you play the role of a ris­ing politi­cian and have to improve your skills to build your career with­out suc­cumb­ing to the pres­sures of the dark side.
  • Com­par­a­tive News
    The goal of this project is to help cit­i­zens under­stand the trends and ten­den­cies in the polit­i­cal dis­course that the media present to them every­day. The strat­egy is to com­pare dif­fer­ent sources of infor­ma­tion, like news­pa­pers, radio and tele­vi­sion using data visu­al­iza­tion. The intu­ition behind this project is that com­par­ing sources enable peo­ple to see the big pic­ture, to iden­tify what’s impor­tant and what’s not.

[AZSA_01] LCD Mostra-se


Posted on xDA Blog  by Fil­ipe Cruz

Sum­mer was get­ting bor­ing so i decided to make a new album and start a new net­la­bel.
The album is called LCD Mostra-se” and is a col­lec­tion of field record­ings from the self-titled event that occured in Guimarães on the 21 and 22 of July, orga­nized by our LCDbroth­ers.


It’s avail­able free for down­load as the first release of Audiên­cia Zero Sound Archives, the newly formed net­la­bel ded­i­cated to release audioworks related to our Audiên­cia Zero labs net­work (LCD, xDA and alt­Lab).