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Crowdsourced science & going against the wisdom of the crowd

Crowdsourced science & going against the wisdom of the crowd

Last year I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the ThingMonk Internet of Things conference. I spoke about my experiences and learnings in building a crowdsourced radiation map for Japan after the Fukushima disaster. You can watch my talk here… The biggest point I wanted to get across […]

by × March 21, 2014 × 0 comments
Stories from Fukushima

Stories from Fukushima

I recently took a trip to Fukushima, Japan to measure radiation levels in the area with Safecast.org. I’ve written a story about my experiences at my photography blog, Spectral Alphabet. Earlier this month, I rode with the Safecast crew out of Tokyo and onto Fukushima Prefecture. It was raining and in […]

by × November 21, 2011 × 2 comments
Japan’s crowd-sourced radiation readings becomes a movement

Japan’s crowd-sourced radiation readings becomes a movement

The Japan Geigermap is in its 5th week and a lot of activity has happened around the map and this crowd-sourcing phenomenon. In fact, a loosely connected community of enthusiasts and (dare I say it) obsessives have sprung up to drive forward the effort of providing crowd-sourced information on radiation […]

by × April 24, 2011 × 1 comment
Crowd-sourced radiation readings from Japan

Crowd-sourced radiation readings from Japan

Inspried by Shigeru Kobayashi‘s work and the desire to just make something, I created a google map visualisation of radiation readings from across Japan. These are crowd-source readings from numerous geiger counters hooked up to the Internet. The folks at Pachube have aggregated these readings and made them available for people to […]

by × March 18, 2011 × 46 comments