The web trawled by Currently via Fishermen Friends
ShimpCrafting programme 2015 planning
Part of the currently projects interest in public engagement with marine culture is the development of education resources and small scale engagement events that evolved into work with Octopus Collective and Natural England with Walney Primary school.
From this practice based research around water data workshops with octopus collective, Natural England and from the http://currently.no project’s ShrimpCraft workshop at Liverpool’s Albert Dock in august 2014 supported by Liverpool Maritime Museum we aim to develop further:
• Continue to explore the natural world of Walney Island and Barrow in Furness with DIY Arduino compatible sensors
• Build on Shrimpcraft pilot project by
• Develop and test more sensor kits
• Develop and test easier to use tutorials
• Install utilities like arduino and Python for existing school IT kit
• ‘Train’ young ambassadors for the shrimpcraft kits to train other teachers and pupils
• Put sensors into context of their use in industry
• Develop a permanent local sensor that streams its data to the internet.
• Release prototype ShrimpCraft kits
• Potentially develop a ‘next stage’ marine science club in school that will beta test an open source UAV (Underwater Autonomous Vehicle)
• Allow school to use FACT minecraft server mc.fact.co.uk to help visualise data in a virtual environment they understand
Interesting coastal artists residency blog which became film for the British Science Festival at the Lighthouse field station, Cromerty
We were thinking of simple activity for documenting and mapping the journey and google maps is pretty obvious but it could also be interesting to do images for a google street view of the north sea…sponsorship from Google perhaps?
Great example of sharing scientific marine data socially and in an open source way
Fascinating world of Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) mainly to enable deep space or orbital data transfer it’s also applicable to communication across disaster zones and the deep sea. Definately relates to some of our thinking around the Ghost Net system
An interesting investigation into the tragic deaths at sea as people fled Libya. Makes you reflect on a darker side of the ghost net idea our group have been talking about; the hidden data on the sea and also on the sea as a political topography
We’ve been thinking alot about the idea of #ghostnets; its a global marine problem and there’s alot of fascinating innovation like this growing out there to to deal with it but its something not many people know about.
Its also a metaphor for our work we are casting a net into the world of the sea as artists and seeing what we trawl; and what we can trade on land, much like our ancestors past trading ice and other material, we are trading knowledge.
Unlike any real ghostnets ours should not damage anything; if they continue to catch data and ideas then all the better
(via NASA - A Big Net Gain)
Fantastic system this!
I’m not sure what’s more disturbing here, the actual idea or the fact that Popsci has so many related articles that start with “DARPA wants…”
Microbiology Interactive App Demo (by Edward Johnston)
Can imagine a handy live sea microbe visualiser app for the currently journey; maybe samples can be made on board and then broadcast to a currently server for land based apps to access….
It worked! sent asci to SerialBuoy at the #currentlyliv Open Source Swan Pedalo Launch
Plotting a course / ghostnet / trawling for data & law
Trade of resources / new trade routes / developing alternative territorial law.
Network of canal pop up port activiy / Marine Science in Pubs / Bothy network / across the caledonian canal / Viking invasions / trade / Crew as artwork / development platforms.
Today we completed the swan scan with processing and made a series of .obj files we can edit for future 3d printing and then launched @swanpedalo & the lillypadradio platform prototype at her new home at the Liverpool water sports centre
“Microbes are not only in the sea, they ARE the sea.”
Re-imagining the sea will have massive consequences says Stefan Helmreich. Fascinating thoughts on the state of microbiology of the sea. Makes me think we will need DIY bio analysis kits for the journey!