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





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"so nice to see an expert saying: "hey! what i have expertise in is not as helpful as other approaches" thanks liz! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"@gretchengehrke when push comes to shove would you want the Kitagawa based system to be an activity for assessing the efficacy of the purifier? in ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Those are great answers @gretchengehrke ! I think we should write both of them up as activities to be replicated in the Open Air initiative. The re..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Super helpful! Thank you! This aspect is actually software, and yes I've read and am advocating for the Cern Licence over here :) Thank you Liz! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"This is great! Thanks! I did think there was a difference but I wasn't sure what it was. thanks for pinpointing it and then situating it in longer ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Thanks, Chris! This is very very helpful. I might add some of this information to the licenses wiki to clarify just how these processes work. Than..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Yip! already emailed her and will try to make it. I might have to duck out early but will do a big wave from the back so it will aaaalmost be like ..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
"A commenter in @Zengirl2 's adafruit blog post (which is great btw) had a good point. We don't know which is more effective the plant roots or the..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
"@Zengirl2 fantastic! glad to hear you're interested and can't wait to see the post. I'm in philly too and happy to connect you with some of the PA ..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
"Hi Jeff! The RKI FP-30 does not follow an EPA recognized method. For what its worth, the company that makes it claims that their results are very s..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
"Thanks @liz ! the sterile sugar matrix sounds amazing. @kosamari is cost the reason for the sugar matrix over petri dishes? Keeping the media steri..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
"Hi @bdebaque sounds interesting! Do you know at what altitudes pm 2.5 measurements remain relevant for surface level exposure? If so I'd love to k..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
"This is fantastic! The wood mounted maps and the viewer assuming the balloon's-eye-view is really nicely done. The detail of the kids holding hands..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"I don't think you need cell service to use the GPS on a phone. We used one in the middle of the pacific where there was no service. Thinking back, ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
" @DavidMack wow, and that is even without interference from acetaldehyde & acetone etc? The article we developed our method from, http://www.n..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"Maybe try Bea, she does community outreach there https://github.com/beadias or try info@specksensor.com " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"The create lab at CMU has been talking about this form of air filter that, if i'm remembering correctly, they tested and found to be effective with..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Great! Thanks for that! Next time just tell me to do that :) I've uploaded it to youtube and embedded it in the note! " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Hi @tonyc I think there are some people in Pittsburgh interested in doing something very similar! I've emailed them the link. I hope they reach out..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Hi @btbonval! Thanks for your comment and concern. We have thought a lot about these issues. We are planning to do some randomized monitoring+surve..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"@mathew yes. yes yes yes yes. " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"these are stunning @mathew! " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"@kkoerner Hi Karl! Great find! It would be fantastic if you could request a quote on these. We are planning on have a lending library of these tool..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"@btbonval we are using an analog detection method to avoid the pitfalls of digital calibration. The tubes are sealed in the lab and read on the spo..." | Read more » almost 4 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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