Public Lab organizers are community members that are leaders in the Public Lab community, and have an interest in the way our community collaborates and grows. Typically but not exclusively, these are people who are both key organizers in their local communities as well as key contributors to the broader Public Lab community through work on things such as the website and communications. Organizers often host events or moderate discussion lists, and help shepherd the Public Lab community in other ways. The organizers list is always expanding; anyone can be nominated or nominate themselves, see below for how to join.
Contact Public Lab organizers to add events to the /events calendar.
Organizers discussion list
The Public Lab organizers list is an email list for this group. It serves to connect organizers with each other and enable collaboration on overarching initiatives such as #SpectralChallenge and barnstars. Typical emails are about upcoming events (sometimes there are speaking/workshop/travel opportunities), authoring articles/book chapters/op-eds, strategies for organizing, and other topics related to broad Public Lab community development rather than simply research (which is discussed on the main Public Lab list).
Weekly Organizers Call
The Public Lab organizers call is weekly on Thursdays. The time alternates between 9:20PST/11:20CST/12:20EST and 4:00PST/6:00CST/7:00EST. Check this page for the precise schedule. The calls last about 35 minutes. If you are an organizer, to join, please add Public.Lab on Skype and add your Skype name to the Google Doc.
How to join
- Talk to an existing organizer -- any current organizer can nominate new members (person nominating provides statement about why they are nominating) and 2 "seconds" -- other organizers who say "agreed!"
- Nominate yourself: email a short statement about your work and the Public Lab mission statement to email@example.com (+ 2 seconds)
- Philip Silva (Ithaca, New York City)
- Bryan Bonvallet (Boston area)
- Karen Vale (Plymouth, MA)
- Will Ward (Boston area)
- Stu Williams (Australia)
- Dana Bauer (Philadelphia)
- Natasia Sidarta (New York City)
- Becki Chall (New Orleans)
- Dan Beavers (Mississippi)
- Pablo Rey (Cambridge, MA)
- Eric Kugler (New Orleans)
- Kalyn Rosenberg (Mexico City)
- Sylvia Broude (Boston)
- Shai Efrati (Tel Aviv)
- Don Blair (Amherst, MA)
- Oscar Brett (New Orleans)
- Hagit Keysar (Jerusalem)
- Mathew Xi (Oakland)
- Cindy Regalado (London)
- Ricardo Abad (Mato Grosso Brasil)
- Juan Pablo Torrente (Spain)
- Ned Horning (Vermont)
- Scott Eustis (New Orleans)
- Hunter Daniels (New Orleans)
- Chris Fastie (Middlebury, Vermont)
- Gabriel Jaime Vanegas (Bogota, Colombia)
- Jessi Breen (Lexington, KY)
- Pat Coyle (Livermore, CA)
- Gena Wirth (New York City)
- Lela Prashad (New York City)
- Ives Rocha (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Anita Chan (Lima, Peru and Champaign-Urbana, IL)
- Michele Tobias (San Diego, CA)
- Shannon Dosemagen (New Orleans)
- Adam Griffith (Asheville, NC)
- Sara Wylie (Boston)
- Mathew Lippincott (Portland, OR)
- Stewart Long (Oakland)
- Liz Barry (New York City)
- Jeff Warren (Somerville, MA)
Please list your name if you are nominating and if you are providing a supporting nomination, list your name as well:
- Nicholas Johnson (self nomination)
Over the past year I've been working closely with Public Lab in New York on various mapping and education initiatives as well as attending the 2013 Barnraising. Most recently I've been developing an online course dedicated to balloon/kite mapping which is being held in partnership with the Center for Urban Science and Progress, the GovLab Academy and Peer-to-Peer University. I've also been an active mapper of waste landscapes including Freshkills Landfill in Staten Island and Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn. My interest overall is to continue to engage the public through mapping landfills and other waste landscapes and continue to investigate low-cost open source tools that could enable the public to better understands landfills and the surrounding areas. As a Public Lab organizer I could also serve as a key link between the Public Lab and the Center for Urban Science and Progress.
Example nominee name (second,third here)
- Nomination text here
(To view old nominations in full, see http://publiclab.org/wiki/organizers-nominations)
There is a shared Organizers Dropbox -- please contact the list to be added -- it includes some presentation materials and other useful stuff.
fg Formative research note on this topic http://publiclab.org/notes/shannon/4-26-2012/list-plots-organizers