food for your stomach

Feed­ing 15 sleep deprived hack­ers is not an easy task and dur­ing the AZ Res­i­dency only 3 peo­ple were brave enough to put their culi­nary tal­ents to the test: Joel, Vitor and Mar­i­ana. Every­one agreed that their home­made meals were awe­some and no bug reports were filed. Since we believe in shar­ing, here are Joel’s deli­cious open source recipes (in french comme il faut):

Salad Dress­ing [ VO ]

4 cuil­lère à soupe d’huile d’olive
3 cuil­lère à soupe de vinai­gre bal­samique
2 cuil­lère à café de miel

Goûter et ajuster : si trop sucré, ajouter du vinai­gre / si trop amer, ajouter du miel.

Bask Chicken [ VO ]

Prévoir un bon morceau de poulet pour cha­cun des invités
Sauce tomate

Con­tinue read­ing “food for your stom­ach”

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 Labs Exhibition @ O Espaço do Tempo

LCD + Alt­Lab + xDA
12 — 31 July 2010
Con­vento da Saudação | Mon­te­mor-o-Novo | Por­tu­gal

Exhi­bi­tion: Mon­day to Fri­day — 6pm / 11pm | Sat­ur­day and Sun­day — 4pm /11pm
Open­ing: 12th of July, 18h00

Artists : Cata­rina Mota | Fil­ipe Cruz | Francesco Cerutti | Guil­herme Mar­tins | João Maia e Silva | Joël Belouet | Jorge Ribeiro | Pedro Ângelo | Mar­garida Faria | Mau­rí­cio Mar­tins | Mónica Mendes | Marco Moura | Mar­i­ana Fer­reira | Mécia Sá | Ricardo Webbens | Sér­gio Fer­reira | Tiago Serra | Vitor Lago Silva | Vic­tor Mar­tins

This exhi­bi­tion presents the results of a unique exper­i­ment. For 17 days, 30 mem­bers of the Audi­en­cia Zero Labs from all over the coun­try and also abroad lived and worked together on col­lec­tive projects. New teams were formed, infi­nite ideas pro­posed, new tools and tech­nolo­gies exper­i­mented with, incred­i­ble adven­tures lived and new friends made. The projects at this exhibit are just the tip of the veil, the true impact of this expe­ri­ence is yet to come.

More info @ O Espaço do Tempo

a glove that lights up when you shake hands

light up glove

This mit­ten lights up when its wearer shakes hands with some­one. It has two exposed soft con­tacts around the thumb and across the palm which, when bridged by bare skin, turn on the LED embed­ded on the flower. The mit­ten itself was cre­ated by fash­ion designer Isabel Tomás, and we then sewed a sim­ple touch switch cir­cuit onto it using con­duc­tive fab­ric and thread. It also works with high fives and hold­ing hands 🙂

high five and holding hands

Isabel and I designed this as a soft cir­cuits exer­cise for some upcom­ing mate­ri­als work­shops. You can find all the instruc­tions and images we pre­pared for this pur­pose @ open­Ma­te­ri­als: