Safecast

bgeigie980v450

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

safecast02980x450

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…

Hotspots of Hokkaido

xlively4-980x450

It is assumed that the value of crowdsensing rises as the number of data sources rises. However, the value of the aggregated data depends upon the accuracy of the data being aggregated. This is vividly demonstrated…

Crowdsensing: Safecast

safecast2

Recent video by Adrian Storey describing the Safecast project’s crowdsensing of radiation in Japan. In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011 the science of radiation monitoring has become a contested knowledge. Official…