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March 29, 2008 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 29, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Join a team of researchers, artists, and practitioners in a citizen based participatory field study. First, Eric Paulos and Elizabeth Goodwin will give a brief introduction about Common Sense, their project in Vapor. Workshop participants will then take part in collecting, gathering, and analyzing the urban environment in San Francisco using a collection of mobile, networked sensors called sensr: citizen science * air quality. The various sensors measure CO (Carbon Monoxide), NO2 (nitrogen dioxide), ozone, sulfur dioxide, moisture, uv, light, decible, and temperature.

The data will be downloaded at the gallery and discussed in a brainstorm session asking what was discovered, and exploring how we would like to see this information used or changed to make a better city. Ultimately, Common Sense senses our natural environment and empowers collective action through everyday grassroots citizen science across blocks, neighborhoods, cities, and nations.