Safecast

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An excellent NHK documentary describing the Safecast project in which a volunteer community developed radiation sensors that could be used to quickly monitor the spread of radioactivity following the Fukushima Daichi accident. The film also describes…

Hemmi & Graham: Hacker science versus closed science: building environmental monitoring infrastructure

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Hacker science versus closed science: building environmental monitoring infrastructure, Akiko Hemmi, Ian Graham, Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 17, Iss. 7, 2014 This paper describes how a self-organising constituency of individuals used low-cost components and drew…

Japan Nuclear Crowd Map Unfolded

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Last Friday I posted about Southampton University’s  website mashing data on post-Fukushima contamination from the government, the independent Safecast network and, crucially, data collated from anyone by Pachube/Cosm/Xively. I had contacted Southampton about the problem before…