Citizen Science Revolution

Mel Woods (Artist), Alexandre Polvora (Artist), Drew Hemment (Artist), Saskia Coulson (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Abstract

Can a cheap sensor change the reality of a city? And what about dozens of sensors? In the spring of 2016, in a European project, different groups of citizens in Barcelona, Pristina and Amsterdam started organizing themselves. They were concerned about their local environment: noise pollution, air quality and gamma radiation in their neighbourhood. They started collecting data with cheap sensors to map the extent of the problems. Then they looked for solutions.

In the documentary a Citizen Science Revolution, we follow these groups and take a unique look behind the scenes of this European research project with the question: how do we involve communities in mapping their living environment, and how do we turn this into action?

This documentary has been produced within the European Making Sense project, empowering citizens through personal digital manufacturing, co-designing and deploying of environmental sensors.

This project has been co-funded by the European Commission within the Call H2020 ICT2015 Research and Innovation action. The grant agreement number is 688620.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Size1:02:32
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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