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The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2013
An open-source civic science initiative.

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Public laboratory The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science describes itself as "a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment".

It was initiated by social movement activists and researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through an online platform and research & learning. The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science is local and transnational in orientation and concerned with environment & sustainability, neighbourhood & community, and research, knowledge production & information access

It was launched in 2010 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


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