Workshop at London Design Festival
“Polluted Selfie” Workshop
At the London Design Festival (OXO Tower)
17th September – 2-5pm
David from Fragmentin presented ‘Polluted Selfie’ our latest project researching air quality.
“Polluted Selfie” – part of “The Weather Followers” – is a small weather instrument connected to a webapp that allows you to take an unexpected “polluted selfie”. A filter alters the appearance of an image depending on the surrounding level of pollution recorded in real time by the device.
During the workshop, participants tested the webapp and learned how to use a pollution sensor and how to make sense of the different pollutant data (CO2, PM, CO, O3) they recorded with the device.
They also have been thinking of different applications for this sensor: How can we integrate it in the urban area ? How could we use the data to notify/alert air pollution level in a specific area ? How could we show the benefit of plants and trees in the city by highlighting, comparing and making visual some of these data ? What are the other available sources (organization, government) to inform yourself about air pollution in London ? How can we use “design” as an activist tool to bring idea to a topic such as air pollution ?