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Open Water Data

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Rio Asch Phoenix

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The Open Water Data project explores data physicalization as a path to community engagement and action on important environmental issues. For our 2018 installation Chemicals in the Creek, we released glowing lanterns representing water quality permit violations from local facilities onto the river as part of a performance of local environmental challenges that informed a community conversation on these issues. 

The Open Water Data project explores data physicalization as a path to community engagement and action on important environmental issues. For our 2018 installation Chemicals in the Creek, we released glowing lanterns representing water quality permit violations from local facilities onto the river as part of a performance of local environmental challenges that informed a community conversation on these issues. 

See our website for pictures from the events and more information about the project: datalanterns.com.

This project is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab (Laura Perovich), Northeastern University (Sara Wylie), and GreenRoots (Roseann Bongiovanni and ECO).