Sally is aboard Swale, chihao is in Taipei, Brian is in Providence. After an hour of troubleshooting via FaceTime call, Skype call to T-Mobile customer service, the sensor network is back on after a reset of Raspberry Pi and the WiFi hotspot.
Saito is coordinating with data specialist Jaime Tanner, web developer Ana Nigma, and web developer David Castillo in order to create a website that tracks all Swale's data in real time.
The website may contain Saito's social media robots, which can scan the twittersphere around the barge and notify interested parties of Swale's location and on-going events.
Saito is also discussing the feasability of implementing a crypto coin with Pamela Pascual.
We are meeting twice every week on Monday and Thursday (EST) to push Eco_Hack forward.
Sally, David and chihao are meeting over the Internet today. We are discussing ideas to keep plants inside the Greenhouse Theater irrigated properly while we cannot physically be there all the time.
Sally is giving us updates on programming, including coordinating dates, technology, and PR.
Saito is on site with Sally, Rebecca, Hyojin, and Nupur to review the technology platform we have built so far. We want to make sure that contributing/participating artists in the coming months have our support to take advantage Greenhouse Theater and the technologies embedded within to make their work.
Biome Arts is meeting on the Internet today. We are switching gear to long-distance organization, recruiting satellite members and project contributors who lives in New York to support Eco_Hack 2016 on site.
We are having a long work day on digital infrastrucutre & programming. Saito and chihao are at Eyebeam, building the sensor network and testing equipment for the projection system.
Horrifying thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Core meeting in the evening. Security became an serious discussion of different strategies of safeguarding equipment on board.
We are taking a day off from construction to recharge. Forming strategies and a schedule for the coming week. Making post cards to hand out. Making a placard to thank all contributors during the making of the Greenhouse Theater.
Biome Arts is finalizing the Greenhouse Theater today.
All four core members are in Brooklyn to plan and organize transportation for more volunteers, equipment, and also budget for infrastructure, installation, and programming.
Sally, chihao & Saito are meeting with Ayodamola Okunseinde in Dark Matter Manufacturing this morning. We are exchanging information regarding each other’s ongoing projects, and making decisions re: collaborate further.
chihao is meeting with Brian and Jake on Google Hangout in the afternoon. Jake provided his insight of open agriculture from building Common Garden. Brian, leading the design and construction of Eco_Hack’s sensor network onboard swale, presented working components of the network.
chihao & Saito co-work at Eyebeam’s studio in Industry City, Brooklyn. Two sandwiches and two bubble teas are consumed, many emails are sent, many phone calls are made.
As forcasted, it is a sunny day in Verplanck.
Two walls are erected in the morning by Terri & Adam, who are camping at King Marine to allow more work time. Much work is done adjusting cuts to lock in the main beams. Roof structures are assembled in parts. Two walls are painted white. We are reinforcing the floor further tomorrow.
Saito Group and chihao attend Swale’s first ALL HANDS meeting at (a conference room of the same building of) Mary Mattingly’s studio.
Core organizers Saito Group and chihao arrive in New York City to join forces with Sally.