AZ Labs @ O Espaço do Tempo


AZ Labs are back in resi­dency at Mon­te­mor-o-Novo. This time we are trying to have a con­nec­ting the­me for the cre­a­ti­ve tech­no­logy hac­king insa­nity. The plan for the next 10 days is to brains­torm, con­cep­tu­a­li­ze and pro­toty­pe pro­ject ide­as for tan­gi­ble objects that can inte­ract with each other and the environment.

We have folks atten­ding with all sorts of back­grounds: com­pu­ter sci­en­ce, plas­tic arts, per­for­man­ce arts, elec­tro­nics, indus­tri­al fabri­ca­ti­on, graphic design, sound design, sta­tis­tics, soci­o­logy. We barely had time to intro­du­ce our­sel­ves to the first timers and new ide­as are alre­ady brewing. Plans for infra­red com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. Aug­men­ted rea­lity envi­ron­ments. Radio sig­nal tri­an­gu­la­ti­ons. LED boards and cubes. Mul­ti­ple kinect abu­se. Let us wait and see into what the­se ide­as will matu­re into.

Right now it’s 2 am, some folks alre­ady went to sle­ep whi­le others are hard at work on per­so­nal pro­jects. Using one of the Maker­bots to print parts to build a Micro CNC. Trying to get the lar­ger CNC wor­king again. Hac­king mal­func­ti­o­ning audio adap­tors to cre­a­te con­tact micropho­nes. Imple­men­ting some tan­gi­ble inte­rac­ti­on with the kinect. Tes­ting out some things with Ardui­nos. Fai­ling to ins­tall ofxP­TAM. The list goes on.

True hac­king knows no sleep.