2018: Free Software Foundation's 2017 award for Projects of Social Benefit
Public Lab is an open community which collaboratively develops accessible, open source, Do-It-Yourself technologies for investigating local environmental health and justice issues.
Public Lab chatroom
Reset your password
2018: Free Software Foundation's 2017 award for Projects of Social Benefit
2015: Sustainia100 Solution
2014: Social Venture Network Innovation Award Winner
2014: Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge: Health
2014: The Public Lab Foldable Mini-Spectrometer is nominated as one of the Design Museum's Designs of the Year.
2013: Buckminster Fuller Challenge Honorable Mention
2013: NBC Universal and The Feast RevUp 2050 Challenge Finalist
2013: Netexplo 100 2013 for the Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit
2012: Public Lab's Grassroots Mapping project listed in Kickstarter's Best of 2012
2011:Prix Ars Electronica Runner-Up in Digital Communities
2011: Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge
The Nation: Meet the Community Scientists Shaping the New Environmental Resistance, Emmalina Glinskis, 7.19.18
TechCrunch: How Citizen Science and open-source tech can create change, Ellie Anzilotti, 3.14.18
Red Hat Open Source Stories: The Science of Collective Discovery, 5.9.18
Rosco Spectrum: Rosco Filter Helps Students Observe Earth's Vegetation - From Space!, Tatiana Massano, 3.23.18
The Economist: Do-It-Yourself Science is Taking Off, Ananyo Bhattacharya, 12.19.17
Discover: Science's Next Frontier? It's Civic Engagement, Louise Lief, 11.13.17
The Progressive: Communities Take the Lead in Battling Frac Sand Mines, Erik Ness, 5.23.17
The Crowd & The Cloud: Even Big Data Starts Small. Public Lab appears in episode 1 around the 42 minute mark.
Yes! Magazine: 6 ways citizens across the U.S. are using science to build a better world, Shannon Stoll, 2.28.17
Vice / Motherboard: If Trump Dismantles the EPA, Use These Kits to Monitor the Environment, Brendan Seibel, 1.12.17
Landscape Architecture Magazine: Open Invitation: When DIY culture, open-source tech and citizen science converge, communities get a boost towards environmental justice, Jennifer Ruet, October 2016 print edition
Guernica: Healing the Gulf with Buckets and Balloons, Anya Groner, 9.8.16
The Guardian: Can the open hardware revolution help to democratise technology?, Adrian Smith and Mariano Fressoli, 9.7.16
Creative Commons: Collaboratively Generating More Knowledge: Public Lab's approach to citizen science, Jennie Rose Halperin, 9.7.16
Washington Post: How to find a flying squirrel: Citizen scientists are enlisted to help scientists, John Blodgett, 3.22.16
Nature: Open hardware pioneers push for lowcost lab kit, Elizabeth Gibney, 3.8.2016
Significance Magazine: Citizen science and statistics: playing a part. Robert Bain, February 2016.
Digital version: Public Lab Puts Eco Justice in the Hands of Citizen Scientists, Benjamin Preston, 2.9.16
Print version: Grime Fighters: A network of DIY environmentalists is helping monitor cleanups and busting polluters. Benjamin Preston Feb/March 2016, p. 16-19
Kickstarter: The First 100,000 Funded Kickstarter Projects in 100 Numbers, Kickstarter staff, 2.9.16
Atlas Obscura: Finding Brooklyn's Ghost Streams, with old maps and new technology, Sarah Laskow, 1.8.2016
Boston Globe: Handmade boats bring citizen science to the Mystic River, Elizabeth Preston, 9.16.15
FastCompany: Water, Water Everywhere- and how New Orleans deals with it, Steven Melendez, 9.15.15
Segment on Swedish radio show Sveriges Radio: Medborgare blir miljöforskare, Marcus Hansson, 9.14.15
Hechinger Report: Ecohackers: These kids track pollution with balloons and kites, Chris Berdik, 7.22.15
Al Jazeera: Busting corporate polluters with DIY tools, Dan Boaden, 4.20.15
Al Jazeera: Armed with tech gadgets, civilians fight eco-crime, Dan Boaden, 4.20.15
Al Jazeera Earthrise: Crowdsourcing Data to Tackle Pollution, 4.19.15
BBC: DIY camera project measures plant health, Spencer Kelly, 4.10.15
BBC Click: Click grows food with gadgets on its smart allotment, Stephen Beckett, 4.6.2015.
Huffington Post: Here's how a group of activists is using balloons to keep tabs on the environment, Joseph Erbentraut, 3.24.15
Huffington Post: How One Community Is Kicking The Koch Brothers' Harmful Black Dust Out Of Their Neighborhood, Joseph Erbentraut, 2.27.15
Cape Cod Times: The real benefits of crowdsourcing science, Teresa Martin, 11.18.14
Make: Engadget Expand: Open Source Spectrometers, Caleb Kraft, 11.8.14
Engadget: 60 seconds with the kit that makes everyone their own 'mini EPA', Terrence O'Brien, 11.8.14
Newsweek: How civic science is changing environmentalism, Kendra Pierre-Louis, 10.26.14
Vice: The hunt for Brookly's hidden creeks, Ben Richmond, 8.29.14
New York Times: Forensic hydrology at the Gowanus Canal, Keith Williamsaug, 8.29.14
TechPresident: Public Lab builds environmental monitoring community, online and off, Sam Roudman, August 19, 2014.
Nola.com: New Orleans community groups, water board, get $338,000 in EPA water quality grants, July 17, 2014.
New Hampshire Public Radio: Tech, Environmentalism and Agriculture converge for iFarm, Michael Samuels, May 2014
(Queens) Times Ledger: Boaters battle Flushing Bay pollution, Alex Robinson, May 22, 2014
Forbes: Grassroots Water Monitoring and Open Data: a fruitful combination, Federico Guerrini, May 12, 2014
CBC Radio, Spark: Public Lab, Nora Young, May 18, 2014
Wired: Public Lab Infragram featured in the April 2014 print version of Wired
PLOS: The RIFFLE effect: Public Lab's new pilot water monitoring sensor tool, Lily Bui, February 7, 2014
Fast Company: How the BP oil spill launched a movement to investigate pollution with DIY tools, Sydney Brownstone, February 6, 2014
SciStarter: [Homebrew Sensing Project: DIY Environmental Monitoring}(http://blogs.plos.org/citizensci/2014/02/05/homebrew-sensing-project-diy-environmental-monitoring/), Ashley Rose Kelly, February 5. 2014
Fast Company: 7 Brilliant Ideas to Make Health More Useful, January 15, 2014
Government Technology: Knight Foundation awards $2.2 Million for Healthcare Tech Projects, January 14, 2014
Ars Technica: The Kite Man Cometh: Ars does DIY open-source aerial surveillance, December 18, 2013
Discover Magazine: 100 Top Science Stories of 2013: #76 Science for the People, by the People, December 16, 2013
Exposing the Invisible (film): From my point of view, December 2013
Citizens of Science (podcast): What does open science mean to you?, November 2013
Raspberry Pi blog: What's that blue thing doing here?, October 29, 2013
Popular Science Online: How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector, Sarah Jacoby, October 16, 2013
Popular Science: Veggie Vision: Hack a Digital Camera into a Photosynthesis Detector, Sarah Jacoby, September 2013 print edition.
MakeZine: Explore Grassroots Science at Maker Faire New York, Matt Richardson, 9/15/13
MedCity News: Want a DIY spectrometer? Visit the Public Lab's open source scientists at NYC Maker Faire, Veronica Combs, 9/17/13
Directions Magazine: Open Data and the Next Evolution in Citizen Science, Melissa Jun Rowley, 9/12/13
Fast Company: Teenager's are mapping Brazil's Slumn... with Kites, Neal Ungerleider, 9/11/13. Note: Although not attributed to Public Lab, this project is a direct reference to a program that UNICEF and Public Lab partnered on in 2011.
BBC: Tomorrow's Cities: Rio de Janiero's Bid to Become a Smart City, Jane Wakefield, 9/08/13. Note: Although not attributed to Public Lab, this project is a direct reference to a program that UNICEF and Public Lab partnered on in 2011.
Wicked Local: A View from Above, Frank Mand, 09/04/13
HackYourPhD: Public Lab: Civic Science and Collaborative Research in Action!, 8/26/13
New Yorker: By the Numbers, Ian Frazier, 08/26/13 (published earlier)
Open Data and the Next Evolution in Citizen Science
, Melissa Jun Rowley, 08/19/13
MIT Technology Review: Balloons Put a Social Spin on Aerial Surveillance, Aviva Hope Rutkin, 7/31/2013. Also German language reprints here and here.
Los Angeles Times: 10 Notable Tech Projects Getting a Boost from Kickstarter, Jessica Naziri, 7/29/13.
Chemical Heritage Foundation: Episode 178: In the Air, Eileen Flemming, 7/23/13.
Popular Science: Balloon Mapping featured in the Popular Science "Big Book of Hacks"
WBUR: Residents Challenge Pilgrim's Permit for New Nuclear Waste Site, 7/10/13
All press for the Kickstarter Infragram: Infrared Photography Project
Popular Mechainics: An Infrared Camera for the DIY Gardner, Adam Hadhazy, 6/17/2013
Inhabitat: Infagram's Photosynthesis Camera Tells You if Your Plants are Growing Well or Under Stress, Jon Dioffa, 5/28/13
Mashable: This Inexpensive Camera Measures Your Plants' Health, Vignesh Ramachandran
New Scientist: Cheap infrared camera lets you be an environmental spy, Paul Marks, 5/28/13
Knight Foundation blog: Knight to help grantees kickstart a passionate community of supporters, Chris Sopher, 5/28/13
TechCrunch: Public Lab’s Crowdfunded Infragram Cameras Let People See Plants In A Different Light, Chris Zelazco, 5/27/13
Modern Farmer: Kickstarting the Modern Farm, Tom Wolf, 5/22/13
Trajectory Magazine.com: Friday's Food for Thought: DIY aerial mapping, Lindsay Tilton, 5/3/13
Atlantic Cities: DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream, Emily Badger, 5/1/13
NextCity: DIY Science for Civic Good, Nancy Scola, 4/16/13
Wired UK: How to Make Balloon Maps, Madhumita Venkataramanan, 3/22/13
Storify: What is Critical Citizen Science? A Dialogue: Part 1, dan mcquillan, 3/27/2013
Wired.com: Analyze This: Design Contest Seeks Your Cheap, Open Source Spectrometers - Nathan Hurst, 3/7/2013
Teach STEM Now: Turn a School Laptop into an Inexpensive Spectrometer - Al Chirinian, 1/5/2013
FastCompany.com: A DIY kite to determine if your water is contaminated - Emily Badger, 1/8/2013
* Also linked to in http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/
Boston.com: Massachusetts' Biggest Kickstarter Campaigns, Alli Knothe, 1/8/2013
Kickstarter: Best of Kickstarter 2012 - Kickstarter, 1/8/2013
Popular Mechanics: 9 Disaster-Relief Inventions - Laura Kiniry, 12/31/2012
Popular Mechanics: Seeing the Light - Adam Hadhazy, January 2013 print edition
Chemical and Engineering News: Do-it-Yourself Spectrometer, Lab in the City - Deirdre Lockwood, 11/19/2012
Homeland Security Today Crowdsourcing Volunteers Contribute To FEMA's Sandy Response - Dan Verton
MAKE: Raspberry Pi in the Sky! - Kevin Osborn, 11/8/2012
FEMA: FEMA thanking those who adapted MapMill for Hurricane Sandy 10/7/12
Slashdot: All Over but the Funding: open hardware spectrometer kit - MyBlueVan, 9/22/12
The Wall Street Journal: The Apple/Google Map Wars: what comes next? - Tom Gara, 9/20/12
Kickstarter blog: Case Study: Grassroots Mapping - Diana Kimball, 9/13/12
The Powerbase: The State of Open Source Spectrometry - Tom Nardi, 9/5/12
Sunlight Foundation blog: Filming OpenGov Champions: Liz Barry - Tiina Knuutila, 9/5/12
Dickinson et. al. 2012. The Current State of Citizen Science as a Tool for Ecological Research and Public Engagement. In Ecological Society of America, frontiersinecology.org.
New York Times: Seeking Brooklyn's Lost Mass Grave - Justin Burke, 8/25/12
Atlantic Cities: The Future of Aerial Mapmaking: Cheap helium balloons - Emily Badger, 8/30/12
Kickstarter Blog: Citizen Science and the Spectrometer: A Love Story - Cassie Marketos, 8/30/12
New York Times: For local residents, a mission to clean up the Gowanus Canal - Peter Moskowitz, 7/16/12
MarthaHenson: blog: Notes from #SXSWi: Public Lab: Mapping, DIY Activism & Civic Science #PublicLab - Martha Henson, 5/21/12
CassandraDaily: All Mapped Up - 5/18/12
LifeHacker: How to balloon map your neighborhood Google Maps style - Thorin Klosowski, 5/17/12
Geek.com: Geek projects: Adventures in balloon mapping - Sal Cangeloso, 5/17/12
The Verge: Occupy maps the skies over May Day protests with DIY balloon cameras- Joshua Kopstein, 5/2/12
Google Earth Sightseer: New Balloon and Kite Imagery - featured blog for April 2012 edition
Engadget: Google Earth adds balloon and kite imagery, invites you to contribute- Donald, Melanson, 4/17/12
Clubic: Google Earth devient participatif, cerfs-volants et ballons ? l'h?lium requis- Audrey Oeillet, 4/17/12
Gizmodo: Balloon and kite cameras give gorgeous Google Earth- Molly Oswaks, 4/17/12
Google Lat Long Blog: Balloon and kite imagery in Google Earth- Christiaan Adams, 4/17/12
Knight Foundation Blog: Knight News Challenge winners discuss successes, road bumps and challenges - Elizabeth Miller, 4/17/12
Google Maps Mania: Mapping with Drones - Keith Clarke, 3/21/12
UNICEF: In Brazil, adolescents use UNICEF's new digital mapping technology to reduce disaster risks in the favelas - Caparelli, et al., 3/19/12
MAKE zine blog: Alt.SXSW: DIY Balloon and Kite Mapping - Adam Flaherty, 3/16/12
FSG Global Health Blog: Responding To Health Challenges Through Grassroots Mapping - Carina Wendel, 3-7-2012
Le Monde Science and Techno Section: Les Sciences Citoyennes: Les profanes jouent avec les experts- 3-3-12
New Scientist: Thermal Flashlight 'Paints' Cold Rooms with Colour - 3-2-12
NPR On the Media Drones: Coming to a Sky Near You?- 1-13-12
Boston Globe: Knight Foundation Merging Media, Minds and Money- D.C. Denison, 11-11
The Mobile City (also appeared on Data Driven Journalism): How Kite Photography Can Empower Local Communities- Martin de Waal, 10-11
Creative Applications Network: Mediated Landscapes 03: DIY Cartography (Theory)- Greg J. Smith, 8-11
Tech President: How DIY Science is Solving Ecological Mysteries in New York City- Nick Judd, 8-25-11
BBC Click: How to Create Your Own Aerial Map- 8-19-11
BBC Radio: Laura Sheeter Talks About Aerial Photos: Did you know you could now take your own aerial pictures? Join Laura on an aerial view of New Orleans- Laura Sheeter, 8-3-11
Harvard Nieman Journalism Lab: The MacGyver method: With News Challenge funding, The Public Lab is building up its civic media toolkit- Megan Garber, 07-11
Grist: In the future, cleaning robots will sniff out air pollution- Jess Zimmerman, 7-18-11
Technology Review: Robot lights up at pollution- Kristina Grifantini, 7-17-11
PBS MediaShift IdeaLab: MIT Produces a String of Civic Media Success Stories - Chris Csikszentmih?lyi, 3-14-11
Good Magazine: Grassroots Mapping: How You Can Create Aerial Cartography for Under $100, and Use It to Do Good - Ben Jervey, 3-7-11
LifeHacker: Weekend Project: DIY Balloon Aerial Photography on the Cheap - Adam Pash, 2-17-11
Wilamette Week: Local Designer To Build Balloons To Help Document Gulf Oil Spill - Ron Knox, 6-25-2010
SolveClimate News: $100 Aerial Mapping Technique Finding Multiple Uses, Grassroots Interest with slideshow - Lisa Song, 2-15-11
Brooklyn Eagle: D.I.Y Mapping of the Gowanus? - Mike Weiss, 1/27/11
OnEarth Magazine: Mapping the Grassroots - Alan Burdick, 1/27/11
Boston Globe - D.C. Denison, 9/05/10
Associated Press - BARBARA ORTUTAY, 9/19/10
abc.net - (australia) - 9/16/10
Guilty Planet - "Balloon on the Bayou: Grassroots Mapping in Bay Baptiste" - Jennifer L. Jacquet, 7/13/10
france24.com - 6/18/10
Engadget: MIT-based Grassroots Mapping mapping the oil spill with digital camera, kites - Laura June, 6/17/10
The Takeaway - Noel King, 6/15/10
Inhabitat: DIY Kite Photographs the Gulf Oil Spill to Map its True Size - Britt Liggett, 6/10/10
NYTimes bits blog: Taking On the Gulf Oil Spill With Kites and Cameras
green.blogs.nytimes.com - Jeremy Zilar,
WGBH Boston - 6/7/10
WBUR Boston - Andrew Phelps, 5/27/10
JustMeans.com - Marcia Stepanek, 6/5/10
Daily Kos - Crashing Vor, 5/27/10
Earth2tech - Katie Fehrenbacher, 6/5/10
MIT News Office - David Chandler, 5/17/10
PBS IdeaLab blog - Andrew Whitacre, 5/19/10
CNN - John Sutter, 5/6/10
Mashable - Geoff Livingston, 5/15/10
TechPresident - Nancy Scola, May 27, 2010
PopTech - Sloane Berrent, 6/1/10
AOL Autos - Kevin Ransom, 6/3/10
WorldChanging - \WorldChanging Team, 5/25/10
Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap: Making open science hardware ubiquitous by 2025. Murillo, L. F., Molloy, J., Dosemagen, S. (stewarding authors) with the GOSH community.
Gathering for Open Science Hardware 2016. Dosemagen, S., Liboiron, M., Molloy, J. In the Journal of Open Hardware. E-ISSN: 2514-1708.
Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A Vision for Citizen Science at EPA
. Co-edited by Dosemagen, S. and Parker, A. A report for the EPA from the National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology.
Mapping Grassroots: Geodata and the structure of community-led open environmental science. Breen, J., Dosemagen, S., Warren, J., Lippincott, M. In ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, vol. 14(3).
Less is More: The role of small data for governance in the 21st century. D'Ignazio, C., Warren, J., Blair, D. In 'Digital Governance'. Eds. R. Pimenta and D. Canabarro. 2014. Access here: http://www.ufrgs.br/cegov/files/livros/gtdigital.pdf.
Columbia University Tow Center for Journalism report, "Sensors and Journalism." Public Lab featured as one of the case studies and Public Lab Organizer, Lela Prashad contributed a chapter titled, "People within Pixels." PDF link: http://towcenter.org/sensors-and-journalism/
Institutions for Civic Technoscience: How Critical Making is Transforming Environmental Research, Wylie, S., Jalbert, K., Dosemagen, S., Ratto, M. Paper for Special Forum Issue on Critical Making, The Information Society 30(2). March 2014.
Enabling Cities v2: Enhancing creative community resilience: Intro to Citizen Science and Mapping section, "Democratizing Environmental Research", November 2013
"Civic, Citizen and Grassroots Science: Towards a transformative scientific research model". Dosemagen, S., M. Lippincott, L. Barry, D. Blair, J. Breen. 2013. Eds. Offenhuber, Dietmar, and Katja Schechtner. Accountability Technologies - Tools for Asking Hard Questions. Vienna, New York: Springer.
"Grassroots Mapping: Creating a participatory map-making process centered on discourse" Journal of Aesthetics and Protest: Issue 8- Grassroots Modernism- Shannon Dosemagen, Jeff Warren, & Sara Wylie, 12/1/11
"From Grassroots Mapping to a Public Laboratory" Citizen Science Quarterly vol. 1 - Adam Griffith, Jeffrey Warren, & Sara Wylie, 3/29/11
"Neogeographic approach to inexpensive oil spill mapping" Directions Magazine - Jeffrey Warren & Stewart Long, 9/1/10
"Public Lab defies wacky weather to host its barnraising" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Shannon Dosemagen, Jessi Breen and Liz Barry, 10/23/2013
"A summer of DIY: kite-making, aerial photography and spectrometry" UCL ExCiteS - Cindy Regalado, 10/23/2013
"The Promise of Small Data" TechPresident - Jeff Warren, 7/17/2013
"Public Laboratories: Designing and Developing tools for Do-It-Yourself Detection of Hazards" LIMN - Sara Wylie, Megan McLaughlin, Josh McIlvain, 6/2013
"Detritivore Design: How to use trash to create scalable solutions" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Mathew Lippincott, 4/30/2013
"How Public Lab Turned Kickstarter Crowdfunders into a Community" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Jeff Warren and Becki Chall, 4/2/2013
"How Public Lab Creates Memorable Field trips for Students" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Adam Griffith, 3/15/2013
"Public Lab's 'Spectral Challenge' Promotes Open Source Spectrometry" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Shannon Dosemagen and Chris Fastie, 4/7/2013
"Balloon Mapping from the Ground Up: Public Lab's field techniques" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Stewart Long, 1/2/13
"EcoHack Highlights: Sewage, Pedal Power and Cotton Candy" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Liz Barry, 12/19/12
"Public Lab Taps into Community with Annual Barnraising in Louisiana" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Shannon Dosemagen, 11/15/12
"Public Lab Uses Kickstarter to Bring DIY Spectrometry to the Masses" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Jeff Warren, 9/13/12
"High altitude Balloon mapping with Public Laboratory, Hak5 1202.1"Hak5 - Mathew Lippincott, 8/29/12
"Movement Based Arts Inspire Public Lab's DIY Environmental Science" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Liz Barry, 8/13/12
"How Public Lab Drafts the Public with its Open-Source Tool Development Process" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Sara Wylie, 6/20/12
"Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science" Anthropology News - Christine Walley, 5/12
"Public Lab's Keys to Developing Low-Cost Science Tools" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Mathew Lippincott and Adam Griffith, 5/22/12
"How we got here: the road to Public Lab's map projects" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Stewart Long, 5/3/12
"First aerial maps produced by citizens featured on Google Earth and Google Maps" Knight Foundation Blog - Shannon Dosemagen, 4/18/12
"Public Lab's Community Created Maps Land On Google Earth" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Shannon Dosemagen, 4/19/12
"Water Hackathon Aims to Understand Brooklyn's Water Pollution" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Leif Percifield, 4/9/12
"The Faces Behind Public Lab's Grassroots Research Community" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Shannon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie, 3/12/12
"Why Collaborative Development Works in a Proprietary World" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Jeff Warren, 2/15/12
"How Public Lab's Thermal Flashlight Could Improve Home Insulation" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Sara Wylie, 1/17/12
"Public Lab Produces Wetlands Maps from Balloon and Kite Flights" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog- Stewart Long, 1/4/12
"Public Laboratory: Don't Just Report Science, Do It!" PBS MediaShift - Shannon Dosemagen, Jeff Warren and Sara Wylie, 11/23/11
"Flying High:KITE MAPPING A CHEAP WAY TO CAPTURE IMAGES FROM ABOVE"Montana Standard Video - Mathew Lippincott and Olivia Everett, 11/20/11
"Public Lab's 'Barnraising' Focuses on DIY Infrared Camera Development" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog- Adam Griffith, 11/16/11
"Public Lab Aims for Affordable Hydrogen Sulfide Sensors" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog- Sara Wylie and Shannon Dosemagen, 10/25/11
"With Public Lab, a Camera Flies in Brooklyn to Monitor Pollution" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog- Liz Barry, 10/3/11
"Taking Steps Toward DIY Spectrometry, So Citizens Can Test for Pollutants" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Jeff Warren, 9/8/11
"Public Lab Helps Communities Do 'Civic Science' Investigations" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog - Shannon Dosemagen, 8/17/11
"Reimagining the Data Lifecycle" Grassroots Mapping Forum #1 - Jeff Warren and Shannon Dosemagen, Summer 2011
"Seed Grant Voices: Grassroots Mapping Kit" MIT Legatum Center - Jeff Warren, 5/27/10
"DIY Mappers offer remarkable images of Gulf Coast oil spill" PBS IdeaLab blog - Jeff Warren, 5/12/10
Opensource.com - Jeff Warren, 6/3/10
May 30, 2014 - New York, NY - Shannon Dosemagen, on Columbia University Tow Center for Journalism panel, "Robot Reporters: What new journalistic data gathering tools, such as drones and sensors are on the horizon?"
May 1, 2014 - Chicago, IL - Shannon Dosemagen, Community/Campus Partnerships for Health annual conference. Participation on a panel titled, "New Frontiers for Partnerships Across Citizen Science and Community-Based Participatory Research"
March 14, 2014 - New Orleans, LA - Shannon Dosemagen, Building Resilience Workshop IV. Participation on panel titled, "Building Creative Capital: Blending Innovative Strategies with Risk Reduction Efforts"
February 26, 2014 - New Orleans, LA - Shannon Dosemagen. Tulane University Environmental Science Department talk on Public Lab.
February 20-22, 2014 - London, UK - Shannon Dosemagen. Various session participation at the Citizen Science Summit including badging and online communities, environmental justice and community monitoring and open access journals and practitioners and citizen science.
November 29, 2013 - Madrid, Spain - Shannon Dosemagen. Citizen Science Hackfest at MediaLab Prado. Talk on open science and volunteer sensing.
November 19, 2013 - Nashville, KY - Jeff Warren. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual conference. "Open-source collaboration and a "big data" approach to household spectrometry" in session titled Innovative Environment: New Tools for Addressing Issues in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
November 4-8, 2013 - Kigali, Rwanda - Public Lab Organizer, Don Blair, presenting the Infragram project at ICT4Ag.
October 30, 2013 - Washington, DC - Shannon Dosemagen. Tools and Technologies for Environmental Health at the Health and Environmental Funders Network conference.
September 22, 2013 - New York, NY - Eymund Diegel, Jen Hudon, Gena Wirth, Liz Barry, Shannon Dosemagen. World Maker Faire Main stage.
September 2-5, 2013 - London, UK - Shannon Dosemagen and Mathew Lippincott. Aerial mapping and spectrometry workshops with Citizens Without Borders and University College London Extreme Citizen Science group.
August 27, 2013 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Shannon Dosemagen. Hacks/Hackers BA
August 11, 2013 - New York City - Will Ward. Maker Talks at The Makery Pop-up Maker Space
July 12, 2013 - Paris, France - Shannon Dosemagen. NightScience
June 29, 2013 - Kansas City - Shannon Dosemagen. MakerFaire KC
June 9, 2013 San Fransico - Liz Barry. State of the Map US
June 1, 2013 New York City - Liz Barry. Columbia Journalism School Tow Center Sensor Journalism Conference
May 18, 2013 - Davis, California - Stewart Long Tedx
May 14, 2013 - New York - Eymund Diegel and Sean McGinnis. GEO NYC: "Mapping in the Field: On site and in person"
May 4-5, 2013 - Jessi Breen, Shannon Dosemagen, Liz Barry. Transparency Camp: 1 - Open hardware: sensors, privacy and civic data; 2 - What citizen science can teach open government.
April 6, 2013 - New York - Liz Barry. iLAND Symposium: Embodied research.
April 4, 2013 - New York, NY - Liz Barry. NY Tech Incubator Citizen Science Panel: How is data visualization and citizen science driving new technologies and improving life on Earth? With CartoDB and Foursquare
March 29, 2013 - Jersey City, NJ - Shannon Dosemagen. Advance Publications. Grassroots Science and Civic Media Collaborations
February 28, 2013 - Washington, D.C. - Liz Barry. FedGeo Day: Visions for improving federal geodata, AKA, "gov can dish it, but can they take it?"
November 16, 2012 - Baltimore, MD - Liz Barry. University of Baltimore, Maryland Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education Seminar Series
November 11, 2012 - London, UK - Shannon Dosemagen. Science Online London: Public Participation in Research.
November 9, 2012 New York, NY - Liz Barry. EcoHackIII aerial microbes
October 19, 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark- Sara Wylie and Shannon Dosemagen, Society for the Social Study of Science, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-source development of tools for grassroots science
October 16, 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark-Sara Wylie Digital STS Workshop
October 13, 2012 - Portland, Oregon - Mathew Lippincott and Liz Barry. State Of The Map US
September 28, 2012 - New York, NY - Liz Barry and Shannon Dosemagen. Open Hardware Summit "Supporting Community Advocacy"
September 22, 2012 - New York, NY - Liz Barry. Informal Waste Sector Conference, Communities: Big Data and Mobile Governance Panel. "Big Participation: Public Laboratory and OpenStreetMap"
September 20, 2012 - Lexington, KY- Shannon Dosemagen, Department of Geography.
September 1, 2012 - Linz, Austria- Jeff Warren. ARS Electronica Festival 2012. The Big Picture: Concepts for a New World
August 5, 2012 - Portland, OR- Shannon Dosemagen and Mathew Lippincott. Public Participation in Scientific Research conference poster
July 3, 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa- Shannon Dosemagen. Understanding Risk Forum: Mapping Global Risk: Applications of crowdsourcing for development and disaster response
June 27, 2012 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Jeffrey Warren. "Citizen Science: for whom?" Citizen Science on the Move (conference), Waag Society/University of Utrecht.
June 28, 2012 - Troy, NY- Shannon Dosemagen, Mathew Lippincott, Sara Wylie. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Triple Helix, Technoscience as Activism conference: Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science
June 27, 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Jeff Warren. Waag Society: Citizen Science Presentation
June 19, 2012 - New York, NY - Liz Barry. EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Conference. "Civic Science: An Open Research Model"
June 13, 2012 - New York, NY - Liz Barry. Urban Design Faculty Seminar at Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture Planning and Preservation.
May 19, 2012 - Houston, TX - Shannon Dosemagen. Environmental Justice Encuentro: Community Generated Air Column Monitoring
May 11, 2012 - Providence, RI - Sara Wylie. Society for Cultural Anthropology: Practicing Cultural Critique of Science: How helium balloons and digital cameras can rival satellites
**May 3, 2012 - Vienna, Austria - Adam Griffith (and Shannon Dosemagen and Jeff Warren) European Geosciences Union Meeting - "Complete Data Lifecycles and Citizen Science Integration via The Public Laboratory
April 20, 2012 - New York, NY - Liz Barry and Shannon Dosemagen. EcoHack II: Air Column Monitor
April 2, 2012 - San Francisco, California - Mathew Lippincott, Stewart Long.
Where 2.0, O'reilly Media: "Grassroots Mapping Flight Demo"
March 24, 2012 - Boston, MA - Liz Barry. Harvard Landscape Infrastructure Symposium: Citizen Cartographies.
March 11, 2012 - Austin, Texas - Shannon Dosemagen, Mathew Lippincott, Jen Hudon, Greg Foster, SXSW Interactive- Public Laboratory panel
March 9, 2012 - Houston, Texas - Shannon Dosemagen and Mathew Lippincott, Tx/Rx Labs- "Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Sceince"
March 9 - April 19, 2012 - San Francisco, California - SOMArts - "I Am Crime, Art on the Edge of Law", http://www.somarts.org/iamcrime
February 17, 2012 - London, United Kingdom - Shannon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie, 2nd Annual Citizen Cyberscience Summit- Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-source development of tools for grassroots science
January 15, 2012 - New York, NY - Liz Barry. Energy! A New School Moment Panel. "Spectroscopy and the Thingness of Energy"
December 13, 2011 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Liz Barry, Eye on Earth Summit. Civic Science vs. Crowdsourcing". Presenters at Innovation Forum- Liz Barry and Shannon Dosemagen
November 16, 2011 - Montreal, Quebec - Shannon Dosemagen and Jeffrey Warren, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting:
Paper: Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-Source Development of Tools for Grassroots Science
November 4, 2011 - Cleveland, Ohio - Shannon Dosemagen, Society for Social Studies of Science:
Panel: STS in Practice: Science, Engineering and STS as Partners in Social Justice and Sustainability.
Paper: Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Environmental Justice, Citizen Science, and Participatory STS in Monitoring of Disaster Landscapes.
October 26, 2011 - Mexico City - Adam Griffith, TelMexHub
October 13, 2011 - New York, NY - Liz Barry. Mobility Shifts @ The New School "DIY-U Civic Science: tools for learning, tools for research"
Sept 16, 2011 - Denver, Colorado - Stewart Long, Shannon Dosemagen FOSS4G 2011: "Beyond vectors: Adapting remote sensing research for environmental monitoring with open source hardware and software: Citizen mapping the BP oil spill with balloons and kites
Sept 15, 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - "Creating cheap open source aerial imagery and data for community efforts to cleanup a polluted neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, USA" (slides)- Eymund Diegel, PICNIC 2011
Sept 15, 2011 - Denver, Colorado - Jeff Warren, Adam Griffith, FOSS4G 2011: "Crowdsourcing Aerial Image Mapping with MapMill.org and MapKnitter.org"
Sept 11, 2011 - Denver, Colorado - Shannon Dosemagen, Jeff Warren, State of the Map 2011 - "Developing an Ethics of Data Openness and Community Participation"
Sept 8, 2011 - Boulder, Colorado - Jeff Warren, Mapping Democratization Conference, CU Boulder - "Situating activist mapping technology"
Sept 3, 2011 - Mexico City - Adam Griffith and Stewart Long - Arquitectos Directores Responsables De Obra - "Mapping with the Public Lab"
Aug 13, 2011 - Lima, Peru - Jeff Warren, Open Data conference
Aug 6, 2011 - Puebla, Mexico - Adam Griffith, TelMexHub
June 22, 2011 - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Shannon Dosemagen and Adam Griffith, talk and workshop at the MIT Knight conference
June 6-7, 2011 - New York City - Personal Democracy Forum 2011, Jeff Warren and Liz Barry - "Open Source Aerial Imagery"
May 6-7, 2011 - Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, Jeff Warren
April 7, 2011 - University of Georgia Athens, Roosevelt Institute for Public Policy, Shannon Dosemagen keynote and panelist on emergency preparedness and policy response
Mar 25, 2011 - Trade School @ the Whitney Museum of American Art
March 4, 2011 - BLUE on Tour- Auburn University, Alabama
Feb 11, 2011 - Tech@State Open Source conference
Jan 22, 2011 - California Map Society
Nov 18, 2010 - Personal Democracy Forum Latin America
Nov 12, 2010 - Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2010 - Geologic Society of America, Denver Annual Meeting
Oct 1-3, 2010 International Conference on Crisis Mapping
Aug 12, 2010 - Ignite Spatial
June 3-4, 2010 - Personal Democracy Forum
May 19 2010 Crisis Mappers Network Webcast
Browse the Public Lab Wiki »
Try our our newest kit »
Follow stories from fellow Public Labbers »
Become a sustaining member and get your own »