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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
  • Shai Efrati

    • Nominated by Jeff W

A geologist, oceanography student, cartographer, free software enthusiast and most of all - an activist. Got to know Grassrootsmapping and PLOTS through Jeff Warren, who visited me here and showed me the fascinating science and art he made using the tools he and others built. I was immediately amazed and fantasized on doing it one day. Then Hagit Keysar came to me with her plan for a mapping workshop for kids in Jerusalem. I made the matching and since then i fly kites, disassembling cameras, looking through very thin slits at light sources, play with my Arduino and mainly enjoy DIY open source science. I find PLOTS as my source of scientific inspiration. Recently i mapped trees in south Tel-Aviv before they were uprooted as part of an "affordable housing" project initiated by the Tel-Aviv municipality on the account of open public spaces in the southern part of the city. As part of this work i got to know Liz Barry's TreeKIT which i would love to implement in my neighborhood. I publish part of the stuff i work on here:

(To view old nominations, see