Minutes from meeting at the lab on July 3, 2009

(Please contribute your own notes and comment to this document.)

The meeting started at 5 pm. Lai, Julius A., Vic, Jervis, Anne, Angelo, Diego, Vanni, Aleta, and members of Dakila (could someone write down all the names?) Trish, Nicky, Jayco were there. Angelo first gave an overview of the features of the installation. Individuals contributed to giving updates on sections they've been working on.
Case updates
  • The case needs to be aligned. It's crooked. (Update: now aligned.)
  • Vine experiments: there have been experiments with growing vines using mud stuck to the case, hanging the vines on 
Aquaponic update
  • The fish are still alive; good news!
  • PET bottles have come in and are now being used to culture bacteria
Woodcarving update
  • Justin Cagayat has agreed to create a design (update: he's sent it back to us)
  • The elder Cagayat would like a sample of the eucalyptus wood that was donated by a garden resort in Calamba
Game update
  • Angelo announced a finalized version of the game design: a central Maria Makiling/Volvox character (MM) is prevented from growth through a permanent attack by Evil Energies (EEs). Players can collaborate with each other to make her grow and expand in different directions (Expanders and Builders). The game is never-ending and loops continuously. The metaphor of the game is: "We need to pay constant attention to nature/green advocacy". Gameplay mechanics have been set and the general flow of the game. The graphics and contents of the game will be more adjusted to the local legend of Maria Makiling (in collaboration with Vanni).
Data viz updates
  • A set of sensors are in place that monitor heat, light and humidity
Hardware updates
  • We need more hard drives.
EXHIBIT(Very urgent!)
We've asked the Los Banos chapter of Dakila to head the organizing of the exhibit in Los Banos. (Yay!) The exhibit open August 6 at 5pm. This is very soon. :PThese are some of the tasks that are associated with the exhibit. They are listed in detail on www.biomodd.net/todo

  • Opening: aug 6 at 5 pm

  • Invitations

  • Sponsors

  • Friday
    Professors (a soft opening invitation?)

  • What's going to be in exhibit?

  • Exhibit notes

  • Social aspects: email conversations, personal reflections

  • A bird's eye view of the exhibit

  • Boards... from IRRI? where from?

  • PR

  • Guest list

  • Posters, publicity

  • Internet connection

  • Check what's available

  • Technical

  • Electrical outlets

  • Curtains?

  • Opening

  • A moderated forum? Who's moderating?

  • Organize transport: order a truck!