We kicked off 2020 in an awesome new space which we called Parc (Parc Avenue Research Centre). Perhaps because we were so backed up with work in Q1, we neglected to translate the name to French. To kick off Q2, today on April 1st, 2020, we proudly invite you to say “bonjour” to Crap, the «Centre de recherche de l’avenue du Parc» !
Crap: le centre de recherche de l’avenue du Parc
For those less familiar with the linguistic dynamics of our native Montréal, just over half of all citizens speak French as a mother tongue, one in eight speak English as a mother tongue, and countless other languages make up the significant balance. At the office we typically speak French, when conducting international business we communicate in English and at home, often something else! The beauty of this balance being that we can offer our guests either a tour de Crap or a Parc tour, as they prefer!
That being said, the COVID-19 pandemic means our guests can’t enjoy immersing themselves in our Crap experience for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, to celebrate this Crap announcement, we’d like to share what you can expect on a Crap tour, once we’re back to regular life.
As you pass through the Crap entrance, your senses are likely to be overwhelmed by PP (Présences Périphériques), a generative art installation that transforms ambient wireless packets into sound and light sequences. In fact the entire entrance is packed solid with works by Crap artists, including the imposing face of AI See You, reminding each of us how AI is beyond Crap, pervasive in our daily lives.
Next, as you pass into the open office space, your gaze may shift to the Crap displays which highlight just how much Crap is connected. One displays the digital twins of the Crap occupants, another uses Sniffypedia to display what else our Crap contains. In this Crap corner you’ll find the reelyActive workspace where the team often work on their stools.
We share Crap with our Crap colleagues génielab., and, when their team are making a big push, you can often find their Crap projects spread throughout the rest of the space. We’re not ashamed to welcome visitors in such a Crap state as it is very much part of the Crap culture of a living lab where continuous change and emergence are celebrated, not suppressed. Otherwise we’d be showing our guests the same Crap over and over!
A Crap visit wouldn’t be complete without a peek down the hall into the workshop where one can close the door and literally make Crap without disturbing others. Next door, a sound studio is taking shape from where, once complete, signature Crap sounds will surely emanate. There’s also a Crap conference room, but, for now, it is just that: a conference room. But perhaps that will change if one of us has some Crap idea by the time we are once again able to welcome Crap guests!
That said, you’d be foolish not to add yourself to our Crap waiting list, which has been impacted by the pandemic, so get in touch! We look forward to welcoming you sooner than later at our Crap front door, the movement of which is detected by our Crap technology (really, it is). By then we’ll have plenty of Crap analytics to share with you too!
Crap jokes aside, stay healthy and maintain a sense of humour: Ça va bien aller!