nshapiro 22 research notes and 122 wiki edits

Nick Shapiro is an Open Air Fellow at Public Lab. He is the lead researcher on Public Lab's "Where We Breathe" indoor air quality monitoring and mitigation project and is the lead researcher on a community air pollution monitoring project in the shale fields of northeast Pennsylvania. Nick is also a Matter and Materials fellow at the Science History Insitute in Philadelphia. His work moves between the social science, the natural sciences and the arts.

For his doctoral work at Oxford, he 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 his post-doc at Goldsmiths, University of London, Nick 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.


Email: nick@publiclab.org

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Build a plant-based air purifier

by nshapiro about 2 years ago | 13 | 2,850 | 12

Plant Air Remediation Field Test #2 (Georgia)

by nshapiro over 2 years ago | 6 | 2,214 | 5

Where We Breathe Website Walkthrough

by nshapiro about 3 years ago | 5 | 1,617 | 4

DIY Formaldehyde Test Kit

by nshapiro about 4 years ago | 59 | 16,470 | 9

DIY Indoor Air Quality Remediation

by nshapiro about 4 years ago | 13 | 5,611 | 9

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

by cguerin about 1 month ago | 1 | 60 | 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 over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,483 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 216 | 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 about 2 years ago | 2 | 474 | 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 about 3 years ago | 11 | 3,029 | 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 over 3 years ago | 38 | 3,038 | 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 about 1 month ago

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What more data-layers can we show on map ?

sagarpreet asked about 5 months ago

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How do I do website change detection and notification?


cfastie asked about 8 months ago

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Has anyone built a secchi disk before?

stevie asked about 8 months ago

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Can anyone help with weather station recommendations?


stevie asked about over 1 year ago

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Question: Put some dustduino in africa

Softconcept_Africa asked about about 2 years ago

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