Show your support for community science. Donate to Public Lab »

kanarinka 75 research notes and wiki edits

My background is in the arts, software development and civic media. I'm interested in ways to engage the public in collecting, analyzing and taking action on environmental data.

At Public Lab I'm helping organize the Open Water/Riffle project with Don Blair. I'm helping on strategy, software development, outreach, joke-telling and visualization for Open Water. I'm deeply interested in how we get broader audiences engaged with environmental data that matters for their everyday lives.

I'm also interested in data visualization and data storytelling in a journalism context and I'd like to help build Public Lab connections in those areas.

You can find me at (a little outdated) and

0 questions asked

0 answers posted

30 comments posted

Designing Tools for Learners (Not Users)

by kanarinka 12 months ago | 10 | 239 | 5

Rahul Bhargava and I just co-authored an article in the Journal of Community Informatics called [...

Read more

Assignment: reflections on sensor journalism

by kanarinka almost 2 years ago | 0 | 735 | 4

A collection of responses on the topic of sensor journalism.

Read more

Environmental Data Comedy workshop at Middlebury College

by kanarinka almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,897 | 3

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"...

Read more

Research From the Barnraising

by kanarinka about 3 years ago | 4 | 1,396 | 7


Read more

Testing Google Maps Embed

by kanarinka over 3 years ago | 1 | 2,409 | 2

@donblair and I are going to be making a collaborative map of water conductivity with my journal...

Read more

The Neighborhood Creek Expedition

by kanarinka over 3 years ago | 0 | 2,166 | 5

An unnamed creek winds its way through our neighborhood in Waltham, MA. It gets channeled undergr...

Read more

Common Water Contaminants

by kanarinka over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,262 | 0

Check out and contribute to our wiki post on Common Water Contaminants here: [http://publiclab.o...

Read more

The Open Water Project: FAQ

by kanarinka over 3 years ago | 8 | 2,119 | 4

The real Open Water FAQ is here: [](http://p...

Read more

Pole photography on a small neighborhood creek

by kanarinka about 4 years ago | 11 | 2,977 | 4


Read more

Build a Coquí: A Simple Water Conductivity Sensor

by akshaya about 1 year ago | 6 | 962 | 4

The Coquí is a simple water conductivity sensor designed by @donblair that is designed for use...

Read more

"Less is more: The Role of Small Data in 21st Century Governance."

by donblair about 3 years ago | 2 | 2,614 | 2

A few months back, Diego Rafael Canabarro had graciously invited Catherine D'Ignazio, Jeff Warren...

Read more

Open Hour on Water Quality, Monday July 21, 8pm

by donblair over 3 years ago | 2 | 1,345 | 0

Hey Folks! Tonight, July 21st, at 8 PM It's a Google Hangout -- so, everywhere! ...

Read more

View these maps <a href='//'>at &raquo;</a>

Title Creation date Image