nshapiro 24 research notes and 73 wiki edits | Joined over 5 years ago

I am an incoming assistant professor of biology and society at UCLA and a fellow at the Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto.

For my doctoral work at Oxford, I tracked the quasi-legal resale of 150,000 chemically contaminated emergency housing units (FEMA trailers) as they were resold across the country using a medley of ethnography, analytically chemistry and GIS mapping. During my post-doc at Goldsmiths, University of London, I helped to develop a participatory design project aimed at monitoring the air quality impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction in northeastern PA. He moonlights as a woodworker.

https://ucla.academia.edu/NickShapiro

Email: nick@publiclab.org // xxxxshapiro@ucla.edu (xxxx=nick)


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Indoor microbiome sampler (vacuum adapter)

by nshapiro about 1 month ago | 3 | 95 views | 2






Plant air purifier in Paris, Feb 2, 3-6PM

by nshapiro over 1 year ago | 1 | 405 views | 1






Build a plant-based air purifier

by nshapiro over 2 years ago | 15 | 2,451 views | 12


Plant Air Remediation Field Test #2 (Georgia)

by nshapiro almost 3 years ago | 6 | 594 views | 4


Where We Breathe Website Walkthrough

by nshapiro over 3 years ago | 5 | 67 views | 3




DIY Formaldehyde Test Kit

by nshapiro over 4 years ago | 61 | 4,054 views | 8


DIY Indoor Air Quality Remediation

by nshapiro over 4 years ago | 13 | 433 views | 6


#Next steps - Indoor Air Remediation Kit—Paris Working progress & Prototypes 18/09/18

by cguerin 7 months ago | 1 | 96 views | 4

Next steps after Paris workshop in February 2018 : Here is an excerpt from our [last](https:...

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Public Lab Code of Conduct

by Shannon almost 3 years ago | 3 | 670 views | 6

Update 9/2016, the Code of Conduct is live at this link: https://publiclab.org/conduct Last year...

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Early (2014) plant filter prototype

by liz about 2 years ago | 0 | 231 views | 0

This was developed in a workshop at App State University in the fall of 2014. The setup adapts ...

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What goes into choosing a topic name?

by liz over 2 years ago | 2 | 140 views | 3

_above: sketch of figuring out how to organize "air" into a research area, and which methods are ...

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Formaldehyde Measurement: testing Public Lab's kit with DOH's equipment

by gretchengehrke over 3 years ago | 12 | 252 views | 7

Formaldehyde is one of the most common indoor air pollutants, and is a known respiratory irrit...

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DIY Formaldehyde Test Photo Card

by warren about 4 years ago | 38 | 142 views | 8

@nshapiro and I are working on a card upon which you can place a colorimetric tube for detecting ...

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DIY Oil Refinery Air Quality Monitoring?

scotttees asked about 8 months ago

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What more data-layers can we show on map ?

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How do I do website change detection and notification?

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Has anyone built a secchi disk before?

stevie asked about about 1 year ago

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Is there a way to view EPA's Toxics Release Inventory on a map, or by location?

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Can anyone help with weather station recommendations?

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Question: What is the Open Source Community's Take the MIT License?

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nshapiro asked about over 2 years ago

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" I'm not sure if this method would be helpful for sampling things like heavy metals or pesticides, as we're just looking at microbiome data. The th..." | Read more » about 1 month ago
"Just relying quickly as its late in Newfoundland. Thanks for your response! It would be great if the limitations of the device and what is still un..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
" In my perspective the documentation needs to be vastly improved before answering this question. What do you mean by "high precision" in describing..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
" I wish i knew! I know a lot of people that just pen and paper wrote down what they thought was significant every day. but now there are all these ..." | Read more » 2 months ago
" @nshapiro has marked @haines241 as a co-author. " | Read more » 3 months ago
" @nshapiro has marked @gretchengehrke as a co-author. " | Read more » 3 months ago
"+1 to these good questions! Also down the line these folks could potentially be of help https://www.cee.ucla.edu/cerce/ also the "." at the end of ..." | Read more » 3 months ago
"I'm going to be loling about Poorple all night! Amazing work, chris! And yes, I believe Purple has two of the same sensors to catch any low hanging..." | Read more » 6 months ago
"your google alerts game must be strong @amirberAgain :) " | Read more » 6 months ago
"Thanks for making this, Stevie! These are great statements! I wonder about the process to getting to things like clearly defined goals. Is the next..." | Read more » 7 months ago
"I spoke with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment District office in Sarnia today. Sarnia is the middle of the chemical valley and refineries in..." | Read more » 7 months ago
"Hi @nickyname sorry for the delay! you can use many different size pots for this from about 6 inches to 18ish inches. In out kits we use 9.6 ounces..." | Read more » 7 months ago
"Thanks again for a super helpful and through posting Karl! I'm just going to ping @sara (whose work you mention in your note) to see if she has any..." | Read more » 8 months ago
"Thank you so much Liz! We have a new research note on this coming out any day (text is all copy edited) its just a matter of uploading it now. The ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
"Thank you so much Karl, this is extremely helpful! " | Read more » 8 months ago
"This is great, Karl! So many people are using the PMS 5003 these days and probably wondering how to do this. I'm looking forward to circulating th..." | Read more » 8 months ago
"Very cool! it would be great to have more of that info on your sampling and analyzing approach on your website as most project don't have as advanc..." | Read more » 8 months ago
"Interesting! could you post more details on what kind of lead test is used and what your sampling protocol is? thanks! looking forward to learning ..." | Read more » 9 months ago
"cool! you can check out EDGI data and join our slack to ask people more in the know than Liz or I here https://envirodatagov.org/archiving/ " | Read more » 10 months ago
" @nshapiro has marked gretchengehrke as a co-author. " | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Thanks so much, Chris! So it does look like the relationship is linear between output and ppb. here is what a friend writes who has used this tool ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Ah okie thanks! this is all waaaaay over my head. thanks for the clarification re:professional sensor outputs. I think the precision is higher than..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Thank you, Chris! This is extremely helpful, although a bit disappointing that none of the DIY data loggers would work without serious fiddling or ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Hi @localman, apologies for any confusion. Vertical (facing upwards close to the rootball) is ideal. It depends on how big your planter is whether ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago






























nshapiro was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in Build a plant-based air purifier .


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