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Civic Science

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New project: WeGovNow! – citizen engagement in local government

Today, we’re starting a new research project, in which we will work closely with our social enterprise ‘Mapping for Change‘. The project, which is coordinated by the German company Empirica, is called ‘WeGovNow!’ and it is focused on civic participation in local government. Here is the abstract: WeGovNow will tap into emerging technologies for effectively … Continue reading

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

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

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

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-Source Development of Tools for Grassroots Science – Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie

Friday 17th February Speakers: Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://publiclaboratory.org Grassroots science is science and social movement done by people outside the mainstream of professional science, by using systematic knowledge and standard procedures with less expensive equipments. Grassroots science includes research by citizens as well as professional scientists, so there … Continue reading

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