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The Red Balloon: Lessons on community building from the Public Lab (Dana Bauer)

The Red Balloon: Lessons on community building from the Public Lab (Dana Bauer)

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PyCon Canada

August 10, 2013
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  1. the RED BALLOON lessons on community building from the PUBLIC

    LAB Dana Bauer | @geography76 | Pycon Canada 2013 www.publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
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  3. The Public Laboratory Empowerment through evidence | PublicLaboratory.org pub liclaboratory.

    org The Public Laboratory Empowerment through evidence | PublicLaboratory.org pub liclaboratory. org Empowerment through evidence | publiclab.org Formed in response to the media blackout and the lack of transparency during the BP oil spill, Public Lab organized communities around this unique opportunity to hold government and industry accountable through the use of citizen-collected data -- photos taken from balloons and kites. Volunteers launch a kite-borne camera to survey oil spill damages. Hundreds of people gathered over 700,000 images and dozens of maps during the crisis, many of which now feature in Google Earth. http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
  4. Public Lab now encompasses a growing movement which, using inexpensive

    Do-It-Yourself techniques, seeks to change how underserved communities respond to environmental health threats. In the last two years, Public Lab has provided affordable kits to thousands of people for aerial photography, chemical-detecting spectrometry, thermal imaging, and more. Left: Workshop in DIY spectroscopy for contaminant identification, New York City, 2010. Right: Public Lab/Riverkeeper aerial photograph of unidentified white plume in Newtown Creek, Brooklyn, NY, 2011. http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
  5. Since Public Lab was incorporated in 2011, the community of

    active practitioners – community organizers, technologists, designers, social and natural scientists-- has grown to over 2,500 contributors. We expect that number to continue tripling each year as more people become actively engaged in all steps of the civic science process – from problem identification and tool R&D to data interpretation and advocacy. Left: Camera hacking to detect contaminant damages Center: Planning spill monitoring Right: Balloon mapping in Louisiana http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
  6. open = you are invited Tuesday, 20 August, 13

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  8. Community barn raisings http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

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  20. What can we learn from the Public Lab? (10 takeaways)

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  21. 1. Engage researchers not subjects http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  22. 2. Pull complexity off the shelf http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August,

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  24. concealed operator diydrones.com cyberquad revealed operator 3. Build in openness

    & accountability http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
  25. Drones? Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  26. Thanks DARPA! http://www.wired.com/ http://www.engadget.com/ -http://www.popsci.com/ Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  27. http://tacocopter.com Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  28. oh hello there! http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthickey/2013/05/28/is-seattle-being-buzzed-by-drone-equipped-peeping-toms/ Tuesday, 20 August, 13

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  30. 4. Create collaborative workflows http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  31. 4. Create collaborative workflows http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  32. 5. Maintain public data archives http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  33. See © Public Laboratory Find the mapmaker & images 6.

    Mainstream true accountability http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
  34. 7. Let images communicate complexity http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  35. CERN Open Hardware 1.0 Share Back with Attribution GNU Public

    License 3.0 Copyleft Viral Software Licensing Creative Commons Share Alike with Attribution For Media 8. Protect openness with viral licensing http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13
  36. 9. Local versions of tools http://publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  37. 10. Have fun! Tuesday, 20 August, 13

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  40. Dana Bauer wat? Tuesday, 20 August, 13

  41. the RED BALLOON lessons on community building from the PUBLIC

    LAB Dana Bauer | @geography76 | Pycon Canada 2013 www.publiclab.org Tuesday, 20 August, 13