Response to 6S Sketch 5 - Tim Schütz and Civic Data

Hi Tim, thanks for sharing these evocative images of nurdles and the forms of citizen science that goes into their mapping and collection. This work reminds of the data collection techniques and protocols that have been established by Dr. Max Liboiron and the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR). Baby Legs, perhaps the most well-known open source, "low-tech" apparatus and protocol established by CLEAR demonstrates not only the methods by which Baby Legs is put into action, but further establishes an open archival approach to documenting the process. For Liboiron and members of CLEAR, this collaborative process of research and documentation is inextricably woven into their protocols as feminist and anti-colonial scientists as well as for engaging citizen-scientists and the public at large. 


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