apexart :: Public Program :: DIY Drones

In conjunction with the exhibition
Decolonized Skies
organized by High&Low Bureau
(Yael Messer and Gilad Reich)

DIY Drones

Saturday, October 18
1-4 pm

Join us for a workshop led by Grassroots Mapping, a Public Laboratory project. You’ll learn to make a community satellite using a helium balloon and inexpensive digital cameras.

The resulting images will be geo-referenced and stitched into maps that are 100-times higher resolution than those offered by Google, at an extremely low cost. In using these simple tools to create accurate and high-res maps, you’ll help to invert the traditional power structure of cartography by giving the public access to open-source aerial imagery.

Grassroots Mapping creates open-source tools to engage the public in exploring and defining their own geography and to promote alternative cartographic practices.

Public Laboratory is a group of activists, educators, technologists, and community organizers. It researches open source hardware and software tools that generate knowledge about community environmental health. Their goal is to increase the ability of underserved communities to identify, redress, and remediate environmental concerns. Public Laboratory achieves this by providing online and offline training, education and support, and by focusing on locally relevant outcomes that emphasize human capacity and understanding.

Please join us for this apexart event.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

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