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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"Hey @liz! We have some of that information up @ http://publiclab.org/wiki/formaldehyde-exposure but you're totally right! We really need to make ou..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"This looks great! Maybe they could also mark the two solid black lines in addition to the color change so there is less ambiguity on the measurment..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"I was thinking about this more on my ride home last night. Although you might not be able to say what the particulates are with an inexpensive opti..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"I think you are not going to find a low cost means of speciating, of parsing kinds of particles in the air, other than their size. Speaking of ant..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"@mathew were the two tubes that you are comparing opened by different means? perhaps if we can just standardize the tip breaking better we wouldn't..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"This looks great! What does it weigh? I wonder if loosing the blue plastic shell on the pump would lighten the load in any more cost-efficient way. " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"I think the sensor is at the back so we might want it to be popped out of the case so that we don't just pick up the heat from the pump. " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"The round meter appears to be inaccurate. here are some test photos: " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"This looks great! Thanks! The thermometers arrived today. Will bring them in and photograph them tomorrow. " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Maybe I was wrong! The glare seems to be worse on the back background. Which looks best to y'all? only the outer two mm or so is transparent so ma..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Here are the test photos on an old tube. Its not a perfect test because the rest of the tube may not be the same substance as the rest of the tube ..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Small edits to the card: we can delete the "within 2 degrees" helper text. we can reduce size (thus increasing detail of tube) of the card zip c..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"I think they are trying a new Indie go go https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tzoa-wearable-enviro-tracker#/story They've raised 10 grand in the fir..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"have you come across this one before? http://www.mytzoa.com/#homepage do you know what sensors they use? It is maller and cheaper than I would ima..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Here is a photo of the tip breaker that is on some of the analog pumps. We could also pre-score them in a standardized way to create consistent ope..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
".1-1 is correct. I have three right now. i can send you one. but you would need to get the valves. my supplier just ran out. " | Read more » about 4 years ago
"i actually have three of those pumps on my desk. they have a counter up to 10 and a thermal ring (that doesn't appear to work) for temp and a tube ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"I think this looks great! The air intake is in one end of the tube. so we could have one less inlet to cut in the top panel and we could have it s..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"+1 to the time relay delay it could be adhered to the belly of the pump. Digging the flow meter debate! " | Read more » about 4 years ago
"@danbeavers just sent me a great email about cheap flow meters. he told me I could repost it, so am putting it here: "I have been thinking/researc..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Gotcha. In my testing in 2011 i did some of the test and mailed test kits to those i couldn't meet in person. altho it wasn't statistically signifi..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"This is great. The vintage timers are pretty amazing although they add a lot of weight and thus money and are not tamper proof. We could just inclu..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Great. I've ordered the last two as they have the accuracy we need--will report back by the end of the week. way cheaper than the one i had found. ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"It looks like most of the cheap hygrometers are of the coil and dial variety which I worry about the robustness of. This one is temp and humidity ..." | Read more » about 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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