nshapiro 12 research notes and 61 wiki edits | Joined over 5 years ago

Nick Shapiro is an Open Air Fellow at Public Lab. He is the lead researcher on Public Lab's "Where We Breathe" indoor air quality monitoring and mitigation project and is the lead researcher on a community air pollution monitoring project in the shale fields of northeast Pennsylvania. Nick is also a Matter and Materials fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. His work moves between the social science, the natural sciences and the arts.

For his doctoral work at Oxford, he tracked the quasi-legal resale of 150,000 chemically contaminated emergency housing units (FEMA trailers) as they were resold across the country using a medley of ethnography, analytically chemistry and GIS mapping. During his post-doc at Goldsmiths, University of London, Nick helped to develop a participatory design project aimed at monitoring the air quality impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction in northeastern PA. He moonlights as a woodworker.

https://chemheritage.academia.edu/NickShapiro

Email: nick@publiclab.org















Early (2014) plant filter prototype

by liz about 2 years ago | 0 | 113 views | 0

This was developed in a workshop at App State University in the fall of 2014. The setup adapts ...

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What goes into choosing a topic name?

by liz almost 3 years ago | 2 | 34 views | 3

_above: sketch of figuring out how to organize "air" into a research area, and which methods are ...

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Public Lab Code of Conduct

by Shannon about 3 years ago | 3 | 91 views | 6

Update 9/2016, the Code of Conduct is live at this link: https://publiclab.org/conduct Last ye...

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Formaldehyde Measurement: testing Public Lab's kit with DOH's equipment

by gretchengehrke almost 4 years ago | 12 | 70 views | 6

Formaldehyde is one of the most common indoor air pollutants, and is a known respiratory irrit...

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DIY Formaldehyde Test Photo Card

by warren over 4 years ago | 38 | 39 views | 8

@nshapiro and I are working on a card upon which you can place a colorimetric tube for detecting ...

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Can anyone help with weather station recommendations?

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How should I choose a secure/private file sharing system?

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Question: Put some dustduino in africa

Softconcept_Africa asked about almost 3 years ago

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How can i know if my plant-based air filter is working?

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Question: What is the Open Source Community's Take the MIT License?

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Question: Can the passive PM kit be used to sample microbes at altitude?

nshapiro asked about about 3 years ago

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Dustduino

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"hi @aldehyde great question! you can follow this link to beta test the app https://u.osu.edu/smartform/beta-test/ yes, after the beta testing is d..." | Read more » almost 2 years ago
"Here is the EPA's take on that: https://www.epa.gov/air-research/village-green-project Its rather expensive but losing the PM 2.5 monitor would sa..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"This is fantastic!!! I can't wait to see these designs spring into life! " | Read more » about 2 years ago
"also they have an IAQ monitor installed... but its not clear to me what exactly they are monitoring... and what its detection limits are. " | Read more » about 2 years ago
"these are great! thanks you leslie! Also just found this: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/clairy-the-most-amazing-natural-air-purifier-green#/ t..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"sorry to blow up the comments! here is another project that doesn't use any power to increase diffusion of air to the root system https://www.airy...." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"Also maybe we should buy and take apart one of these to see how their system works. this is more closely based on NASA research than the Andrea pur..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"So exciting @kkoerner! no need to have a finalized prototype, in-process is a nice time to share and get feedback. I'd also like to circulate your ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"here are some design precedents we were thinking with a year ago that I just sent to Christophe (we'll talk in may as he gets up to speed). I woul..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"thanks @nanocastro! if have any questions for the PL community for the next steps please let us know :) " | Read more » about 2 years ago
"Thanks @kkoerner! For the air purifier, pulsing pumps are a-ok as we are not trying to move air through the roots in a precisely known way, just a ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"Hi @indy if you're based in Indiana, as your name hints, you can report your symptoms to the stat DOH and they might come out and test for free. In..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"in terms of jeff's questions: I'm not sure I understand the bell jar totally. I think a month is a good time for a test, to minimize illusory short..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"yes! a 3 way would be great, they really do moan when they get jammed. A three way or a two way that vents the non-line engaged channel would be id..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"I love this idea! It really highlights that this kind of intervention could be a way to make the diffuse impacts of indoor air quality quantifiable..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Thanks, @Dave-O ! We did some side by side testing of this method next to an EPA approved method and we found these tubes to be cross contaminated ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Absolutely! I just heard back from the UCSD guys and they spent about $200 on 10 kits including plants. Looking forward to seeing your sketches an..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"i think @Zengirl2 has some ideas on this and has maybe been working on a tutorial with a low cost model. I will also ask colleagues at PIAO who mad..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi @liz Let me know when you've posted the Zoom link and I'll circulate the event to our colleagues at Yale. Thanks for pulling this together! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Super helpful! thank you Jeff! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"This is great! Is french of interest too? " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Thanks, @danbeavers! I'm hoping it works well and we can develop many more applications! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Its great that your thumb was greener than expected and that the water roots were forming and growing through carbon deposits. Your question about..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
"This might be a question for @Willie who developed the DustDuino project. @mathew has a nice overview of optical dust sending here and towards the..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago






























nshapiro was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in Build a plant-based air purifier .


nshapiro was awarded the Empiricism Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in DIY Formaldehyde Test Kit.


nshapiro was awarded the Excessive Enthusiasm Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in DIY Formaldehyde Test Kit.



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