Awesome student report on AQ in China and India! →
These students from Yale did this great project on Air Quality and we sent them a FLOAT sensor module to help them collect some data of their own. Here is their report on what they found!
FLOAT is excited to present at the Encoding Architecture Conference at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday, February 8th, 2013. more information about the conference on the website: http://encodingarchitecture.org/ (registration is free, so if you are in pittsburgh, check it out!)
Why Has Chinese Media Coverage of Beijing’s Smog... →
pollution still off the charts! →
Beijing Hit By Worst Smog In Almost a Year →
From Beijing Air Twitter: 01-12-2013 14:00; PM2.5; 529.0; 519; Beyond Index
Stations Monitor Beijing’s Air Quality After U.S.... →
laboratoryequipment: Beijing authorities have completed a network of monitors that will more accurately measure air quality in the smog-ridden city after being pushed into it by public pressure and pollution reports from the U.S. embassy. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center says that another 15…
our documentary is finally ready for the public! watch full screen here:http://www.chinafile.com/stars-haze
Lima I/O- awesome environmental monitoring project →
Wilson Center article about Kite "Sensorship" →
want to buy a beautiful kite?
lots of people who have seen our kickstarter kites have asked about getting one and luckily a good friend of ours is coming from beijing and bringing some more with him! we will be selling the kites for $15 each (+ $5 for domestic shipping, +$10 for international shipping)
if you're wondering what the air is like in your... →
Antenna ball for cars?
You guys may want to make an antenna-ball version of the monitor, so cars in Beijing could carry it everywhere. Frank
Awesome way to keep track of Chinese AQI →
Basic FLOAT module tutorial with code! →
can anyone make one? anyone can learn how to make the module, but basic electronic and soldering skills (or assistance from someone who does have them) is highly recommended.
Check us out on the BBC this week! →
FLOAT will be at Maker Faire NYC!
elizabeth phung phung phung: FLOAT Workshop →
elizabethphungphotos: Photos taken from last weekend’s FLOAT Workshop, a grass-roots project started by Xiaowei, a landscape architecture graduate student at Harvard and Deren, a tangible interaction design graduate student at Carnegie Mellon. Here’s an excerpt from the FLOAT website: FLOAT Beijing is an…
remainderoftheremaindered asked: hello, I really like your project and would like to participate in the first workshop but you didn't say anything about from what kind of materials would we build the kites, should we bring something?
Workshop schedule! →
FLOAT Beijing is an interactive, community driven art project that uses kite making and kite flying to activate dialogue, map and record air quality in Beijing, China. FLOAT uses local knowledge sharing, public kite flying and creativity to address issues of air quality. FLOAT’s workshops are for people of all different backgrounds; together, we’ll make kites and air quality sensing...
Workshops in Beijing!
The exact schedule is coming soon, we hope to have the first one on the weekend of the 28th. Stay tuned!
Air pollution balloon in Paris- Aerophile →
Thank you + Update!
As our other projects in studio wind down (check out Deren’s newly finished project “afterimage” which uses lenticular screens and an Ipad app she made at http://youtu.be/yj9hcSaOrPQ), we’re gearing up for a summer of kites, made possible by a generous grant from the Black Rock Arts Foundation. We’re extremely excited, and the workshops are scheduled to happen in...