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Public Lab Research note

Public Lab Weekly Newsletter 5.11.13

by gonzoearth | May 11, 2013 17:49 11 May 17:49 | #7441 | #7441

Public Lab community weekly update

We're pleased to announce that the Public Lab nonprofit will be participating in the second class of the Points of Light civic accelerator: http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/10/10-startups-put-civic-lens-on-tech-to-drive-change-in-communities/

Write-up from youth mapping classes at MLK in New Orleans. Public Lab organizers worked with students on community mapping, making kites and learning how to fly them. http://publiclab.org/notes/groundworknola/5-9-2013/youth-mapping-experiences

Report from a balloon mapping expedition of Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island http://publiclab.org/notes/nejohnson2/5-4-2013/fresh-kills-balloon-mapping

Recap of the Crowd-Source Balloon Mapping @ The New Museum's "IDEAS CITY" Fest http://publiclab.org/notes/oscarbrett/05-08-2013/crowd-source-balloon-mapping-the-new-museum-s-ideas-city-fest

Upcoming events:

BOSSLAB open source science meetup in Somerville, MA on Sunday: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/05-07-2013/may-12-bosslab-hackathon-diy-spectrometry

1 week until IFARM: http://publiclab.org/notes/dorncox/4-23-2013/ifarm-imaging-agricultural-research-and-management-field-day Rideshares being figured out from the Boston area: ??https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/plots-boston/y2in6vCChOo

For folks in and around New Orleans, the next Kite Club Pontchartrain meet-up will be May 21 at 5pm:??https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/plots-gulfcoast/M-Q1n-6Icko

Research highlights:

???Invisible Rays??? Chris Fastie put together some really interesting notes on the history of infrared phototgraphy: http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/05-09-2013/invisible-light

Mapper ebacherdom reports from a successful BAP outing with some great stills:???http://publiclab.org/notes/ebacherdom/5-7-2013/bap-fourth-attempt-success-1

???Fanciful "turntable spectrometer" http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/05-05-2013/fanciful-turntable-spectrometer??????

MapKnitter Tips:??? http://publiclab.org/notes/gonzoearth/05-09-2013/mapknitter-forcing-layer-order-through-larger-scale-images http://publiclab.org/notes/gonzoearth/05-09-2013/mapknitter-using-the-browser-for-maximun-zoom???


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