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CwBTekiu

CwBTekiu has written 33 posts for Extreme Citizen Science blog

The Explorer of the World playshop series – 2015

Explorer of the World playshops: seeing the world through a new lens The Explorer of the World playshop series is part of a set of projects developing tools and methods that enable individuals, regardless of background or geographic location, to (re)build relations with their environment, collaboratively and creatively devising solutions to the real problems they … Continue reading

“We make the road by walking”: looking at ‘the bigger picture’ as a road map for citizen science

Recent discussions in several citizen science-related fora have led me to reflect on two themes: how, through our rhetoric and practices, we are giving shape to the increasingly used concept of citizen science, and how by examining the bigger social and historical context of science and production of knowledge we can inform our practices and writings … Continue reading

A summer of DIY: kite-making, aerial photography, and spectrometry [PART 1]

“I like anything DIY… it makes me feel more self-sufficient, which in turn gives me a sense of self-reliance: I just love knowing “I could make that if I need to”.” This, was indeed a joyous summer, endowed not only with delightful weather but with the visit of the Public Lab to London. Between August and September … Continue reading

RE: I had an Arduino evening | A conversation about the meaning of DIY

Subject: I had an Arduino evening From: Asako To: Cindy Cindy! Hooray, my Arduino did the blinking!! and the light turned on when button is pressed! and it turned on when the button is NOT pressed! and it blinked very rapidly and then slowly when the button is pressed! I’m very impressed about this and proud! It was … Continue reading

RE: I had an Arduino evening | A conversation about DIY

Subject: I had an Arduino evening From: Asako To: Cindy Cindy! Hooray, my Arduino did the blinking!! and the light turned on when button is pressed! and it turned on when the button is NOT pressed! and it blinked very rapidly and then slowly when the button is pressed! I’m very impressed about this and … Continue reading

Doing it Yourself: Kite-mapping… an activity for the ‘privileged’?

Kite, check, reel, check, camera, check, SD card & batteries, check, camera rig, check, gloves, check, map, check, sunglasses, check. Weather conditions: partially cloudy with intermittent winds. Perhaps doing citizen science, as in taking the initiative to start a scientific project by yourself, requires a lot more than we think and makes us realise how much we … Continue reading

Citizen Cyberlab starts officially: the journey begins

This past 12 and 13 of November marked the beginning of a 3 year journey into the consolidation of the Citizen Cyberlab, an FP7-ICT-funded initiative. Members of the Citizen Cyberlab consortium met to kick-off their project “Citizen Cyberlab: Technology enhanced creative learning in the field of citizen cyberscience“. With members from Université  Paris Descartes (UPD), … Continue reading

Strengthening community: PLOTS barn raising 2012

In the spirit of the barn raising tradition, in which people from a community get together to collectively erect a structure, repair or improve it , the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) had their second annual Barn Raising event in Cocodrie, Louisiana. From the 2nd to the 4th of November enthusiasts, technologists, … Continue reading

Touch|Play|Learn: make the invisible visible!

Touch|Play|Learn was part of the Open House event at the Mildmay Community Centre in Islington, London (which in turn was part of the ‘Open House London 2012‘). The Open House was an opportunity to take a tour of the retrofitted community centre and gardens and learn about the science and benefits behind the energy-efficient and … Continue reading

Science has no borders: real life DIY sensing and mapping techniques for environmental monitoring in London

‘Science has no borders: real life DIY sensing and mapping techniques for environmental monitoring in London‘  is the title for a proposal put forth for the Inclusion Awards at UCL. We are happy to have been granted the funds to begin an Extreme Citizen Science project with a Civic Science twist by engaging communities who … Continue reading

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