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PLOTS-organizers list

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Research note on this topic:


The plots-organizers list is an email list for people that are both key organizers in their communities and key contributors to the Public Lab community through work on things such as the website and communications. The new list is based on the previous "team" list, where typical emails are about upcoming events (sometimes there are speaking/travel opportunities),organizing local chapters, and other topics related to the Public Lab community rather than simply research.

We're basically hoping to expand the list a bit to help connect organizers to one another and also to have a more transparent way to join the list.

We have a weekly call on Thursdays at 9:20PST/11:20CST/12:20EST until around 9:45/11:45/12:45

If you are an organizer, to join, please add Public.Lab on Skype and add your Skype name to the Google Doc.

Criteria (open to revision):

  • a nomination (person nominating provides statement about why they are nominating) and 2 supporting nominations (i.e. an existing member nominates someone and 2 others would say “i second that” and “i third that”)
  • self-nomination (a short statement about your work and the mission statement) + 2 supporting nominations
  • other ideas?


Please list your name if you are nominating and if you are providing a supporting nomination, list your name as well:

  • Example nominee name (second,third here)

    • Nomination text here
  • Don Blair

  • Oscar Brett (

  • Liz nominating?
  • Shannon second
  • Third by Stewart

    • Oscar has been leading social event mapping in NYC, beginning with Washington Square Park in 2011 (the map was featured in our Kickstarter Balloon Kit Rewards), and continuing through Occupy (Brooklyn Bridge marches, and May Day 2012). He has pioneered group assembly of 12" balloons into "octopi rig." He has taught kids kite making and mapping at Beam Camp NH, 2011 & 2012. He is lead designer on interior aerial rig on cable for Pfizer Laboratory event September 1, 2012.
  • Hagit Keysar: I got to know PLOTS work by inviting Jeff W to contribute to the education lab in Mamuta art and media center (which btw, unfortunately closed recently). It inspired me to further develop open-source and DIY activities, particularly aerial photography and mapping, in Jerusalem, with inhabitants in diverse groups and communities who are negotiating their, and others, space in the city. I am currently writing this as a PhD proposal for a practice based research, in the department of Politics and Government in Ben Gurion Uni', investigating the effects and potentials of open-source mapping and image-making practices on the conditions of visibility, movement and the production of knowledge in the city. Finally, how these practices might potentially effect forms of urban resistance and citizenship, particularly in the context of Jerusalem's urban and civic crisis.

    • Nominated by Jeff
      • Jeff: Hagit is an artist and activist in the Jerusalem area who I was lucky to work with (along with Shai Efrati whom i hope to nominate soon!). I have a great deal of respect for her willingness to reach out and try to build trust and collaboration in the Jerusalem area and also for her understanding of mapmaking's political dimensions in that area. seconded by Mathew third by Stewart (To view old nominations, see