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Handmade Music, July 21st

Answering the call to spread the Handmade Music parties around the world – -, Digitópia will host a series of parties combining a show&tell and a jam session with unique instruments. From handmade hardware or software all the way to circuit bending, customized kits or original acoustic instruments, everyone is welcome at Casa da Música –úsica – around 9:30pm for assembling the instruments. We’ll provide some tables and power sockets, but only a few channels for amplification, so it is advisable not to rely on them. At 10pm we’ll open the doors – admission is free and we’ll have a bar! The first event will take place on July 21st, last night of the SMC Summer School and the night before SMC 2009. See you there!


on day 1…

Hello all,

Just so we are all prepared, on day 1 of the summer school -saturday 18th- you will be welcome at the registration desk in Casa da Música (in the so-called “Bar dos Artistas”), between 9h30 and 10h30.

Then we’ll start right away with the first lectures during the morning. During the morning coffee break, you’ll have the opportunity to hang your posters on the walls. It will stay on display for the whole summer school.

After lunch, we’ll have some short presentations by tutors and students, followed by some serious team building.

So we’d like to ask all students to prepare a 3-minutes “speed talk”, with no slides or electronic device of any kind, just old-school talking… where you will talk about your research, let everybody know why they should come and have a look at your poster, and let them know what are your plans for the school, whether you plan on working on your own project, or on a specific tutor’s project. 3 minutes is very, very, short, so come prepared 🙂

There will be wifi internet in all summer school rooms, so I’d like to encourage you to bring your laptops (although that’s not a requirement of course).

Keep posted for possible pre-summer school technical requirements… as for example to install some software on your laptops (if you bring any), etc… If you plan on bringing hardware or software with you, let us know beforehand.

Looking forward!

… the organisers

Posters. Don’t forget!…

While packing for Porto, don’t forget to print and bring with you a poster about your current research.

The maximum format for the poster is A0 portrait: i.e., maximum height = 1189mm (46.81 inches) and maximum width = 841mm (33.11 inches).

See you all soon!

SMC Conference “Inspirational” sessions

Hello all,

Just a quick word to remember that the conference (after the summer school) will feature 4 inspirational sessions whose deadline are next Monday (8th May).

Some of us will certainly be interested in participating in the sessions on: 


Have a look here for more details on how you can participate.

Your first assignment!

If you are an Summer School student, a tutor, or a teacher, you will be interested in reading this blog regularly but you will also add content in these pages. To be able to do so, you need to:

  1. Have a WordPress account
  2. Send us (to Emilia or Fabien) an email with your WordPress username and the email you used when registering as a WordPress user

Thanks to all!

The summer school organisation team


PS: If you do not have a WordPress account already, just go to and follow the indications