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A community-led air quality sensing network that gives people a way to participate in the conversation about air quality.
A community-led air quality sensing network that gives people a way to participate in the conversation about air quality.
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"Making Sense" : Motivations and methodologies from Egg community

We got really lucky about a month and a half ago in that we shot a ton of video at a hackathon in London where members of our normally distributed community were working on the AirQualityEgg for the first time together in a single place. "Making Sense" is the result, a short piece documenting the first deployment and testing of AirQualityEgg sensing units as well as the motivations and methodologies surrounding the project.  We hope it explains why we are all excited about this far beyond the obvious gains for environmental awareness.  Enjoy!

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    1. Creator Cecil Denney on April 16, 2012

      The value of this project has several dimensions. First, one can talk about air quality all they want, but it is ACTION that can make a difference, not just talk. One also needs to understand that ACTION is necessary and always creates a REACTION. The accumulation of data creates power. Of course, there will be those who have a vested interest in attacking the validity of the data, but its value comes from its potential volume creating a statistical foundation. Being open source is a challenge to those who would want to invalidate the effort. Opening up all forms of air quality data to open inspection is the only way to have "calibrated" instruments accepted as valid sources of information. More Power to you all. This is a great project and totally in line with a new technological age and openness. Thanks.
      Cecil Denney