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Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014: Day 3 – DIY Citizen Science

The session this morning on DIY Citizen Science brought together speakers talking about creators and makers thinking about how to use objects for unintended purposes to achieve something more. The message I gathered is that it’s not just about the “toys”, but what is truly possible with them – empowering people to collect information that … Continue reading

Setting the Scene – Some Citizen Cyberscience Summit Day 1 Highlights

The three day Citizen Cyberscience Summit, which UCL ExCiteS is co-organising alongside the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, Citizen Cyberlab and the Mobile Collective, kicked off to an action-packed start yesterday at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Over the course of the first day (the most academic of the three) almost 40 talks were delivered by … Continue reading

A taste of possibilities – Extreme Citizen Science on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As I write this blog update I am sat at a junction on the forest road, where the Moabi project field team and I (see my previous blog post for details) are staying in a hotel, of sorts, in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The facilities are basic but comfortable – we … Continue reading

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