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Citizen Science: Enabling Participatory Urbanism
In this research we highlight an important new shift in mobile phone usage – from communication tool to "networked mobile personal measurement instrument". We explore how these new “personal measurement instruments” enable an entirely novel and empowering genre of mobile computing usage called citizen science.  Through the use of sensors paired with personal mobile phones, everyday people are invited to participate in collecting and sharing measurements of their everyday environment that matter to them.

Our research hypothesis is that this new usage model for mobile phones will:

improve the science literacy of everyday citizens through active participation in basic scientific principles
provide professional scientists with access to richer, finer-grain data sets for modeling and analysis
create new experiences and usage models for the mobile phone as a tool for grassroots participation in government and policy making
by choice of sensors and software create a deeper and more informed understanding and concern for our climate and environment - hopefully effecting positive societal change
airquality  L3  wsn  project  citizen  citizenscience  urbancomputing 
april 2014 by dunc
Open Source Urbanism - Op-Ed - Domus
As a technological practice of innovation, Open Source has not quite been about cities, but about the technology. Yet it resonates with what cities have and are at ground-level, where its users are. The park is made not only with the hardware of trees and ponds, but also with the software of people's practices.
convergence  urbaninformatics  urbancomputing  usercentred  usergenerated  social  architecture  cities  city  design 
march 2012 by dunc
How Long is Your City's Tail?
Interesting post comparing the webs "long tail" to what might be possible if the city embraced the same model with it's data. The reason for sharing data incities and some links through to examples of data being made available.
uia  urbancomputing  data  cim  city 
october 2009 by dunc
Solutions Toolkit / Connected Urban Development
Cisco's download page for demos on their connected urban development programme - useful examples for Sensei project
"Proof of concept - demonstrating the project in a working three-dimensional prototype or Flash mockup (not every project will necessarily include a proof of concept) Technical "Cartoon" architecture - describing in broad strokes the requisite technology and ecosystem required to enable the project. Value case analysis - outlining the "triple bottom line" impacts of environmental, economic, and social benefits to be accrued from the project."
convergence  sensei_fp7  urbancomputing  cim 
january 2009 by dunc
Participatory Urbanism
Urban Atmospheres' Participatory Urbanism presents an important new shift in mobile device usage - from communication tool to “networked mobile personal measurement instrument”. We explore how these new “instruments” enable entirely new participatory urban lifestyles and create novel mobile device usage models.
convergence  spimes  urbancomputing  uia  co2  internetofthings  iot 
september 2008 by dunc
thisplacement » Adventures in Urban Computing
This is a write-up of my diploma project in interaction design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The project is entitled ‘Adventures in Urban Computing’ and this weblog post contains a brief project description and a pdf of the diploma report.
urbancomputing  convergence  ubiquitouscomputing  internetofthings 
august 2008 by dunc

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