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Our work in the Providence office focuses on local events and activities with the One Cranston project, as well as AS220 and others.

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Recent and upcoming updates from the Providence area:


Providence, RI software development fellowship

by warren 7 months ago | 1 | 300 views | 3 |


Mapping point-source polluters in Providence, RI

by jiteovien about 1 year ago | 0 | 745 views | 4 |

Public Lab Providence has a PurpleAir

by jiteovien about 1 year ago | 13 | 185 views | 1 |


Air Quality Data Visualization: No Coding Necessary

by jiteovien about 1 year ago | 3 | 805 views | 1 |


MapKnitter map of 10,000 Suns in Providence

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 86 views | 0 |


Kits are on the move!

by Bronwen about 2 years ago | 1 | 289 views | 1 |


Bayou Sauvage Results 2: reflections on fixing process

by sara over 7 years ago | 2 | 88 views | 0 |


H2S film strip test #2

by Shannon over 7 years ago | 2 | 75 views | 0 |

Older updates (~2012)

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Collaborators: Digital+Media: Environmental Justice Research Cluster at the Rhode Island School of Design, AS220 and Environmental Justice League

Organized by Sara Wylie, RISD Students and Graduates Jae Ok Lee, Byeongwon Ha, Kyuha Shim and Mara Streberger, James Schaffroth, Megan McLaughlin and Yuyu Chen (along with Shannon Dosemagen and Jeff Warren) are developing a Roomba indoor air pollution hunting robot, a hydrogen sulfide screening tool and home-testing kit for environmental estrogens and the Thermal Flashlight. We use lights on the Roomba to produce long-exposure image maps of rooms to identify sources of indoor air-pollution. The resulting photographs are beautiful and data rich examples can be seen here:

We are starting a Providence based Public Laboratory Research Cluster, in collaboration with [[|AS220]]: Providence's Public Forum for the Arts!

We are also collaborating with Providence's [[ Justice League|Environmental Justice League]] this summer for a set of workshops in their youth program [[|Community Environmental College]].

Recent/Upcoming Events

Feb 23: [[|RISD Thermal Imaging Workshop]]

May 26: [[|ASS220 Lab's Thermal Flashlight Workshop]]

June 23: [[|ASS220 Lab's Balloon Mapping Meet Up]]

July 28: ASS220 Indoor Air Quality Mapping Workshop. Sign up information coming soon...

Get Involved!

Interested in joining the research group and attending meetings? Please email to join the google group for PLOTS-providence.


Indoor air quality mapping to evaluate indoor air quality at RISD. Here is a video about the project:

[[|Environmental Estrogen Screen]]

[[|Hydrogen Sulfide Sensing]]

[[|Thermal Imaging]]

Media And Gallery Shows

"Public Lab Aims for Affordable Hydrogen Sulfide Sensors" PBS MediaShift IdeaLab Blog- Sara Wylie and Shannon Dosemagen, 10/25/11

Grist: In the future, cleaning robots will sniff out air pollution- Jess Zimmerman, 7-18-11

Technology Review: Robot lights up at pollution- Kristina Grifantini, 7-17-11

[[|Public Lab show in Montreal featuring Roomba]]

Meeting Notes

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