So with this many environmental monitoring geeks in one place, we naturally had to get a live experiment going… So Shannon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science rigged their own mapping kit using a red weather balloon, carved up plastic bottles, a camera hacked to take infrared digital photos, and anything else the audience could dig out of their pockets.
The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) is a non-profit and a community of activists, educators, scientists, technologists, community leaders, and organizers that develop and apply open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible “Do-It-Yourself” techniques, Public Laboratory creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment.
Noise Tube Data:
Here’s the data gathered by the NoiseTube app that was running on Ellie’s phone as the balloon went up: