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June 14, 2006



Test Run

AIR :: AREA'S IMMEDIATE READING is a public, social experiment in which people are invited to use Preemptive Media's portable air monitoring devices to explore their neighborhoods and urban environments for pollution and fossil fuel burning hotspots.

Participants or "carriers" are able to see pollutant levels in their current locations, as well as simultaneously view measurements from the other AIR devices in the network. An on-board GPS unit and digital compass, combined with a database of known pollution sources such as power plants and heavy industries, allow carriers to see their distance from polluters and other AIR devices. In addition, the devices regularly transmit data to a central database allowing for real time data visualization on the website.

Preemptive Media is getting ready to launch AIR in New York City this September. Come help us beta test the devices and data visualization application currently in development on Saturday, June 24, from 1-5pm at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York City. More information on the
workshop and to enroll.

Posted by jo at June 14, 2006 01:41 PM