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Make:Shift:Do at Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory

Citizen sensing: Crowd sourcing sensors, design and data

This September Knowle West Media Centre is working with people to explore how the process of ‘citizen sensing’ can help us collect information about air quality: by using digital sensors and our own networks as ‘human sensors’ we can crowd source more information and work together to make the changes we want to see in our community. In October schools, cyclists and taxi drivers will be testing the sensors developed through this process.

KWMC’s Make:Shift:Do workshop will introduce the ideas of digital and human sensors, with a focus on air quality but also taking in issues such as damp.

The event will include a talk about existing sensor projects, a demo of an air quality sensor, and creative design exercises exploring what cases for air quality sensors could look like and how laser cut objects could be designed and made to increase engagement with sensing technologies.

KWMC: The Factory
Units 24 & 25
Filwood Green Business Park
1 Filwood Park Lane

Make:Shift:Do is a nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops taking place on 27 and 28 October 2017