Open call: funding for environmental health project using Pachube.com

24/02/2010 - 11:01

Calling all environmental designers, artists and researchers: we're delighted to announce that Pachube.com in collaboration with xClinic, the Environmental Health Clinic + Lab at NYU and ZER01: the Art and Technology Network, are soliciting proposals to create environmental health projects and lifestyle experiments that make use of Pachube.One project will be selected for funding in the amount of $5000 and will be featured as part of the Out of the Garage, Into the World program at the 2010 01SJ Biennial.We are looking for truly innovative projects that push the boundaries of both environmental analysis and action, projects that don't just "make data public" but help the "public make data," projects that consider very carefully the relationship between all sorts of system, human and non-human alike, technological and cultural. You will need to do a lot more than just plug a sensor into a tree and get it to tweet!One project will be selected for funding in the amount of $5000 and will be featured as part of the Out of the Garage, Into the World program at the 2010 01SJ Biennial. Once selected, during project development, Environmental Health Clinic Director, Natalie Jeremijenko, and the founder of Pachube.com, Usman Haque, will be on hand to provide advice, guidance and consultation on projects.For more information see here: download the full call in PDF format here. Pachube And The Internet Of Things"Not so long ago, the Internet of Things sounded like something very abstract. The term ‘Internet of Things’ represents a world in which more and more objects and devices in daily life are connected through minuscule identifiying devices which make use of, for instance, RFID technology. Think of energy monitoring. In his book ‘The Internet of Things: A Critique of Ambient Technology and the All-Seeing Network of RFID’, Rob van Kranenburg foresees a “near invisible network of wireless frequencies where almost any object and space can be located and monitored, found and logged as easily as an item on eBay or the price of a flight on EasyJet”."