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The creator of GrassrootsMapping.org and co-founder and Research Director for the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, Jeffrey Warren designs mapping and civic science tools and professionally flies balloons and kites. Notable software he has created include the vector-mapping framework Cartagen and orthorectification tool MapKnitter, as well as open spectral database and toolkit Spectral Workbench.

He is a fellow at MIT's Center for Civic Media, on the board of the Open Source Hardware Association, on the board of alternative education program Parts and Crafts in Somerville MA, on the advisory board of Personal Democracy Media's WeGov and an advocate of open source software, hardware, and data. He co-founded Vestal Design, a graphic/interaction design firm in 2004, and directed the Cut&Paste Labs project, a year-long series of workshops on open source tools and web design in 2006-7 with Lima designer Diego Rotalde.

Jeff holds an MS from MIT and a BA in Architecture from Yale University, and spent much of that time working with artist/technologist Natalie Jeremijenko, building robotic dogs and stuff. To find out more, visit Unterbahn.com.


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warren was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by liz for their work published in Issues 1-3 of The Barnraiser.


warren was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by dhaffnersr for their work published in Ongoing design of compact cuvette frame.


warren was awarded the Basic Barnstar by dhaffnersr for their work published in Preliminary LED and isopropyl alcohol solvent tests for oil fluorescence analysis.


warren was awarded the Basic Barnstar by clauds for their work published in Announcing a Public Lab booklet: DIY Oil Testing.



Last week in Google Summer of Code

by warren 3 days ago | 1 | 76 | 0

Hi, all -- a smaller update after last week's (which included three weeks worth of changes!). Upg...

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The last three weeks in Google Summer of Code

by warren 11 days ago | 0 | 111 | 0

Hello everyone! We haven't had a Web Working Group (#wwg) or #GSoC update for a little while, as ...

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Last week in Google Summer of Code

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 271 | 1

I'm away this week, but will still be trying to do the usual twice-weekly merge from PublicLab.or...

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Last week in Google Summer of Code

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 336 | 1

Update: This whole post was written, from start to finish, in the prototype #rich-editor! Hi, al...

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This week in Google Summer of Code

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 329 | 0

This week a lot's gotten done by our Google Summer of Code students. I'll jump right in: Ananyo ...

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Recent updates on PublicLab.org, Google Summer of Code

by warren 2 months ago | 2 | 667 | 1

Hi, all - I wanted to summarize some of the recent activity by PublicLab.org code contributors, w...

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Survey for newcomers on interface design of new editor

by warren 2 months ago | 0 | 669 | 1

One thing we're working on for the new #rich-editor design process is seeking input and feedback ...

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Progress and thoughts on the new Rich Editor project, and a preview

by warren 3 months ago | 1 | 584 | 1

As you may have heard, we're writing a new editor for PublicLab.org -- in fact, I'm using an earl...

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Tweaks to foldable mini-spectrometer design

by warren 3 months ago | 1 | 754 | 0

What I want to do A few months ago, I taught a papercraft class at Parts & Crafts, and we we...

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Excellent photographers handbook design by LIFE magazine

by warren 3 months ago | 2 | 574 | 0

I came across this excellent, pocket-size handbook from 1970 on photography, with nice black and ...

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Early design ideas for the Rich Editor project

by warren 3 months ago | 9 | 511 | 0

There've been LOTS of great ideas posted, both in response to my recent ask for input on the new ...

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Announcing a new dashboard for PublicLab.org

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 420 | 1

Hello, all -- you may have noticed in the past week that the main dashboard for PublicLab.org loo...

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Great introductory packaging

by warren 3 months ago | 2 | 1,075 | 2

I recently saw a Photon Particle, a kind of WiFi enabled Arduino that you can program from the we...

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Announcing a Public Lab booklet: DIY Oil Testing

by warren 3 months ago | 1 | 946 | 2

Hello all -- today we’re announcing a booklet @gretchen, @stevie, @liz and I put together in Dece...

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Prototype of easy-to-build rigid spectrometer housing

by warren 3 months ago | 13 | 927 | 1

What I want to do Building on work by @viechdokter and @stoft, and related to their and @yagiz's...

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Call for input on upcoming Rich Editor and Rich Wiki projects for PublicLab.org

by warren 4 months ago | 9 | 675 | 1

Hi, all - we're launching a new project for the PublicLab.org website to completely revise the re...

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spectral-workbench released for Node.js

by warren 4 months ago | 0 | 611 | 1

I spent a little time over the past few days to do a test, and was able to get the JavaScript por...

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Google Summer of Code 2016: draft proposals

by warren 5 months ago | 0 | 1,545 | 1

Hello! If you're on some of the Public Lab discussion lists, especially the dev list, you may hav...

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Honlian 60s LED nail polish hardener, various LED fluorescence updates

by warren 5 months ago | 10 | 725 | 0

A nail polish hardening, USB-powered UV lamp at 398nm, for under $4. Read on! What I want to do ...

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Web Working Group Monthly Recap 11: February 2016

by warren 5 months ago | 1 | 530 | 0

This past month was very exciting -- we announced Spectral Workbench 2 along with lots of follow-...

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BostonJS talks focused on welcoming new coding contributors

by warren 5 months ago | 6 | 746 | 2

I'm speaking tonight at BostonJS, and some of the other speakers are doing really amazing talks o...

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Preliminary LED and isopropyl alcohol solvent tests for oil fluorescence analysis

by warren 5 months ago | 6 | 1,449 | 4

Just wanted to post a followup to @matej's post about the Sunview Luncheonette event -- we had a ...

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Announcing Spectral Workbench 2

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 3,570 | 4

A couple weeks ago, we soft-launched Spectral Workbench 2, and today we've turned on these interf...

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Web Working Group Monthly Recap 10: January 2016

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 642 | 0

Hi, all - this month's Web Working Group recap is very exciting, as we've launched Spectral Workb...

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Baseline noise removal test in Spectral Workbench 2

by warren 6 months ago | 9 | 543 | 0

What I want to do I want to test out some of the new tools in Spectral Workbench 2 and see if we...

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Tube fluorescent lamps for spectrometer calibration

by warren 6 months ago | 13 | 713 | 2

What I want to do I wanted to follow up on this post with a couple screenshots of an attempted c...

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Ongoing design of compact cuvette frame

by warren 6 months ago | 9 | 1,245 | 2

What I want to do Continue spare-time development of a smaller, more stable and compact, multi-u...

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Testing high-brightness 405nm LEDs in fluorescence spectroscopy of oils

by warren 7 months ago | 4 | 1,694 | 1

What I want to do After a great 2015 Barnraising session on the topic, @tonyc and I have been tr...

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Web Working Group Monthly Recap 9: December 2015

by warren 7 months ago | 0 | 572 | 0

Happy new year, folks! This is Recap 9, but we missed the month of November, so we'll be coverin...

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A year of Rackspace

by warren 8 months ago | 0 | 737 | 3

Some of you may have noticed that at the foot of many Public Lab web pages, we mention Rackspace'...

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