Democratizing environmental data

Practices of monitoring and sensing environments have migrated to everyday participatory applications, where users of smart phones and networked devices are able to engage with modes of environmental observation and data collection. Yet how effective are these practices of citizen sensing in not just providing “crowd-sourced” data sets, but also in giving rise to new modes of environmental awareness and practice?

How do sensors influence relations and responsibilities toward environments?

Citizen Sense Research

Through intensive fieldwork, study and use of sensing applications, the Citizen Sense project sets out to contextualize, question and expand upon the understandings and possibilities of democratized environmental action through citizen sensing practices. Citizen Sense develops a considerable body of new primary research, while seeking to raise distinct questions about the politics and practices of sense that emerge at the intersection of sensor technologies, citizen participation and environmental change.

Citizen Sense collaborated with residents of northeastern Pennsylvania on a citizen-led air-quality monitoring project

Citizen Sense collaborated with residents of northeastern Pennsylvania on a citizen-led air-quality monitoring project

Project Areas

Pollution Sensing

Examining the use of digital environmental sensors to monitor and report on environmental pollution.

Wild Sensing

Investigating the use of digital environmental sensors in citizen-sensing projects to study and record flora and fauna activities.

Urban Sensing

Investigating the use of digital environmental sensors in urban environments to promote sustainability.

Events, Talks and Workshops

Citizen Sense regularly gives talks, hosts events and collaborates with citizens in various locations to develop citizen-led research. Learn how you can participate by checking our events section.

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Citizen Sense Kits

Learn more about sensing hardware and analyse data captured by Citizen Sense devices installed at key infrastructure sites.

Citizen Sensing Laboratory

Dustbox Data Streams

Airsift Dustbox Data Analysis

Dustbox Hardware

Airsift Frackbox Data Analysis

Frackbox Hardware

Airsift PM2.5 Data Analysis

Citizen Sense Kit

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