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Thermal Fishing Club

by liz with warren | August 12, 2014 16:32 | 38 views | 8 comments | #11040 | 38 views | 8 comments | #11040 12 Aug 16:32

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What I want to do

Connect the activity of thermal fishing with existing communities of expertise, i.e. fishermen

My attempt and results

A little bit of tech development would really go a long way. One idea is that Don and Catherine's new "Sensor in a bottle" prototype could be modified for a red and blue LED (currently it makes sounds, not colors)

Questions and next steps

@warren made some sketches for a great jacket logo. I'm hoping he'll add them below in the comments.

Why I'm interested

This could be a fun, culturally relevant way of visualizing water quality data with an existing water-focused community of practice (AKA fishermen) who have a vested interest in water quality. The event model is ready-made because people already go out fishing on their own.


@warren created a great logo, here's the PDF:


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check this out @sara @Kaya9804 @donblair @kanarinka @eymund

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Awesome, Kaya and I have been chatting about a trip this fall up to visit you all! Let's make a plan.

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I like the idea of teaming up with existing fishing groups. I'm interested in working on the sensor prototype and going on some trips!

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Hi Mihow, great to hear from you! Where are you located?

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Hi! I live in Brooklyn. I found out about Public Lab though Mathew L. in Portland, OR and have wanting to get involved in NY.

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have you joined our local mailing list? see That's the best way to find out about events

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Ahh thank you. I've subscribed to various tags and have been getting periodic after-it-happened emails, but the plots-nyc list looks like the golden ticket! Unfortunately I will be out of town for this weekend's GLAM event and Staten Island sneak peak mapping. But I look forward to whatever comes after that.

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