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Barnraising 2017

Public Lab hosted the 2017 Barnraising November 3rd-5th at LUMCON in Cocodrie, Louisiana. The event drew 36 people from 12 states, and event brought participants from Germany and China! Check out some of the materials below and continue the conversations of Barnraising!

Session topics for this Barnraising included:

People coming to the Barnraising often want to share on deep topics of interest with each other. Lightning talks have become a way to engage with people's individual projects or topics of expertise that are more about decimating information (rather that requiring a sessions space where we build a collaborative environment of learning).

Lightning talks topics at the 2017 Barnraising included:

  • Invasive species in Louisiana by Chase Mathey
  • Exploring leaked emails by Gabi Sobliye
  • Water Availability & Vulnerability by @gilbert
  • How codes of conduct affect email lists by Molly de Blanc (link to presentation)
  • An oil monitoring project on Louisiana Beaches by @a1ahna
  • Games and building to promote learning about the environment
  • The Mayfly by Shannon Hicks
  • Africatown Alabama by Ramsey Sprague


Title Author Updated Likes
I heard that Public Lab is planning an event in Texas, but I do not find anything about it. @caguldi03 12 months ago
What's the best setup for a copper rod or copper plate test for DIY hydrogen sulfide detection? @warren about 1 year ago
How to best write a debrief of a session at Barnraising? @pdhixenbaugh about 1 year ago
What's happening at the 2017 Barnraising? @warren about 1 year ago
Do you or your community have a set of images in need of analysis? @sspatharioti about 1 year ago
What sessions would people like to have at the 2017 Barnraising? @warren about 1 year ago
How do I access the wiki? @partsandcrafts about 1 year ago
Open shop at the Barnraising: Useful? If so, what tools and materials? @kgradow1 over 1 year ago

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The Barnraiser

The Barnraiser is a daily paper print publication participants in the Barnraising work together to produce. Below are copies of the Barnraiser that came out of this event:


Notes and photos that came out of the Barnraising:

Title Author Updated Likes
Folding-Beijing: A Board Game based on Beijing eviction action @shanlter about 1 year ago
Can you use rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover for prepping copper for Hydrogen Sulfide test? @zengirl2 about 1 year ago
Local Perspectives at Barnraising 2017 @a1ahna about 1 year ago
MapKnitter map of lumcon barnraising 2017 @eustatic about 1 year ago
Share Your Barnraising 2017 Photos! @Bronwen about 1 year ago
Microscope build for Barnraising 2017 @kgradow1 about 1 year ago
Community Science Interventions: A Framework (Barnraising2017 Session) @pdhixenbaugh about 1 year ago
What's happening at the 2017 Barnraising? @warren about 1 year ago
Copper Sheet Hydrogen Sulfide Detection Activity @gretchengehrke about 1 year ago
What questions will you bring to the Barnraising? (Part II) @warren about 1 year ago
Join DocCom -- the Barnraising 2017 documentation committee, and publish the Barnraiser! @warren about 1 year ago
What questions will you bring to the Barnraising? @warren over 1 year ago
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