Are you a “water curious?”. Does a certain temperature and muddy water mean the water is healthy, or do we need water full of useful stuff for animals to live in it?
City Water is a workshop for kids led by Gemma Latham (UK) and Elisabeth Weihe (NO) for PikselKidz, 19-21 November 2015, Piksel 15, Bergen, Norway. In this workshop children became environmental biologists for two days, “making” their own computer sensors and devices to test the water. They floated their kits on the Bergen shores to find out how the water is doing.
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Notes from the first hackspace meeting, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013
How to start currently?
“Its just too wide…like the ocean we need anchor Points” Elisabeth Weihe (second left in photo)
What is it we want to make? Sea platforms / production onboard / seaweed factories / biomedical prospecting / socials / connections / hackspaces in ports
The Journey; across the sea or along the coast and across the canals? We began to think of the coast and its network of ports as important as the major crossing
Reflecting on spaces at sea and the coast where data overlaps and changes and shifts, different senses of time and space: old technology (viking crystals) to downloading weather data and sailing without compasses / Discussed the social side of sailing #socialsea from port to port how everybody shares information and helping environment
What is Ship AIS and how does it work : paths to server; ship to ship to shore to satellite/AIS water rescue suits; do they really work is there enough data being broadcast at the right rate
Checked out the weather and talked about getting data over AIS downloading every 4 days over the atlantic
Active and passive radar reflector shapes
Discussed Marine Accident investigation
the body learning the sea / The sea as a space for new life / territory / the law and the sea