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Problematic Porcupines and Elephantine Issues

I’ve never yet seen an elephant in the Congo rainforest, and to be honest it’s a little difficult at times to imagine that animals so large can a) hide themselves so effectively or b) even fit at all in amongst the dense mess of trees and brush and leaves that make up the forest’s ground … 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

DIY techniques in practice: building an Air Quality Egg

Building an Air Quality Egg is a rewarding experience for non-experts The Air Quality Egg is a community project that aims to produce an open air quality sensor network (an introductory video is available on Kickstarter). The Internet of Things is network of entrepreneurs, designers, artists and students who take a look at “urban infrastructure, … Continue reading

Citizen Science in the EU project EveryAware – Vittorio Loreto

Friday 18th February Speaker: Vittorio Loreto Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://www.everyaware.eu EveryAware is an EU project, with five partners across Europe, intending to integrate environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement and behavioural change by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools. Higher level aims of the project: Involving citizens in … Continue reading

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