Who gets to tell the stories in our communities? You can build a hidden camera accessory to help tell the real stories in your neighborhood.
IMSI catchers, or “Stingrays,” are increasingly being used to surveil private citizens in public. The Open Lab recently deployed a device for detecting these fake cell towers in use. You can build one, too.
Wikimedia and continuing my Open Lab research.
You're leaving a trail of digital footprints whether you like it or not. Might as well leave a trail that's harder to follow.
My research project for the Open Lab is to study the alt-right through digital ethnography, and that means going to where they are.
Open Studios in Brooklyn, and a few things we're reading.
Researching methods that literary theorists use to understand stories teaches strategies for locating and revealing stories in image collections.
A quick tutorial on using the Twitter search API to find mentions, timestamps, and anything else you need to recreate the moment that a story erupted on Twitter.
Do you have a story about someone who made you or your family feel welcome...or someone who made you feel like you don’t belong?
Thermal cameras can be used to improve building efficiency, rescue disaster victims, and even detect atmospheric gases. Thermografree can't detect gas yet, but it is inexpensive and open source.
Researching Online Harassment in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney
Before I could develop and test a new user interface, I needed to assemble some basic tools for importing images, extracting data, and organizing it all.
Building a phone hotline for exchanging messages between strangers, and a summary of my approach moving forward.
Wearable embedded cameras during one of the most interesting weekends in America
Without copying and pasting (pssst! You can get them from the API).
How you can scrape social data and analyze it
At the 2016 BuzzFeed Open Lab Showcase, Christine Sunu exhibited as series of internet connected objects with unusual sensors and displays.
Phone notifications are broken. The Internet of Things can help.
The internet helps us communicate. The Internet of Things can do more.
Can machine learning and algorithms help mitigate online harassment in the commenting sections?
That last exam was rough. Real talk, America: if we don’t want to fail, we have to do some serious make-up work.
The 2K17 McGuyvering of Things
All of the information we see online is distorted. What can we do about it?
Narrative building is important, and technology can make it easier and more accessible.
Americans produce unfathomable volumes of digital data every day, much of it publicly accessible on social media. What does it mean to use social data ethically?
The internet of what?
Glossy is an asynchronous audio annotation tool for virtual reality.
A new educational kit from the makers of Andre: The RoboPup That Feels and Starfish Cat: Your Living Monstrosity
The Saito Group is finished with our Open Lab fellowship; it has been one intense year of software development and site-specific projections in San Francisco and New York City.
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