A Living Atlas: Community-sourced Design for Citizen Science
SeaShift Public Forum
Beth Ferguson, assistant professor of design, and Elizabeth Marley, lecturer in design, are among the panelists for A Living Atlas: Community-sourced Design for Citizen Science, a public forum and workshop symposium. The event is Nov. 19 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the Cruess Hall Makerspace at UC Davis.
This event is presented in conjunction with the SeaShift Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team designing for where architecture, product design, material science, marine biology, and microbiology meet. SeaShift set out to design a floating research device to aid citizens and scientists in studying microplastics in the Bay. This device, the Living Data Pod, placed at urban shorelines accessible to schools and the public, puts the collection of water quality data in the hands of citizens. In conjunction with the team for PlanktoScope, a project by Plankton Planet and the Prakash Lab at Stanford University, designers and scientists meet to discuss opportunities for open-source design and environmental stewardship through citizen science.
Participants are asked to bring their own freshwater samples to examine and view on the big screen. In addition, they can learn how to build and use a PlanktoScope (open-hardware microscope) and try out sustainable materials from the UC Davis Eco-Material Library.
Panel: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Cruess Hall 1003
Workshop: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cruess Hall 1105
The panel also includes Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones, California College of Arts (Architectural Ecologies Lab) and Dr. Adam Larson, Stanford University (Prakash Lab and PlanktoPlanet).
Please register in advance for A Living Atlas forum and workshop.
Participants must wear a mask and fill out the Daily Symptom Survey.