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Edmonton Balloon and Kite Mapping Workshop

by ann | November 14, 2014 14:43 14 Nov 14:43 | #11343 | #11343

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1-4pm

Location: Humanities Centre 3-86, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Have you ever wanted to make a map of your neighborhood or city? Is buying a drone out of your price range? Do you own a point and shoot camera and want to take pictures from the sky? Join Public Lab organizer and Fulbright researcher Ann Chen for a three hour grassroots mapping workshop where you can learn how to make your own aerial image maps using kites, weather balloons and inexpensive digital cameras.

Ann is a visual artist and Visiting Research Fellow in the English and Film Studies Department at the University of Alberta on a Fulbright Fellowship, where she is doing research for a multimedia documentary project on pipelines and the oil sands industry. In addition to traditional methods of documentation (audio, video and photograph), she is interested in incorporating a collective storytelling element through organizing community mapping activities and collecting environmental data. She has been a member of Public Lab since 2013 and became an organizer in 2014. Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is an open community supported by a non-profit organization that investigates and explores environmental concerns through inexpensive and accessible DIY techniques, to increase awareness and accountability.

We will be meeting at the Humanities Centre, Room 3-86. Please RSVP at to receive more information on what you'll need and what to expect. This event is organized in partnership with the English and Film Studies Department at the University of Alberta.

What to Bring:

  • point and shoot camera
  • PET plastic juice or soda container, 64 oz or 2 Liter bottle, wide enough to fit your camera
  • kite (optional)
  • Scissors or exacto knife
  • Gardening or work gloves (if you would like to fly the kite)

This event is on 11-22-2014 iCal

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