Digital+Media: Environmental Justice Research Cluster
Collaboratively lead by Sara Wylie and Jeff Warren, RISD Digital+Media and Graphic Design Students Jae Ok Lee, Byeongwon Ha and Colin Frazer are developing a Roomba indoor air pollution hunting robot. 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 also working on the spectrography tools with a particular interest in using them to help communities living amidst natural gas extraction visualize air pollution from volatile organic chemicals.