Comments on: Citizen science versus NIMBY? http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Citizen science versus NIMBY? | ... My heart&rs... http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-6011009 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:10:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-6011009 […] Using Safecast data: Citizen science versus NIMBY? http://t.co/gAalEWl0Jn via @dangerbui from #citizensensing to #sensorjourno  […]

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By: jacob smith's online home | Drone Anxiety: Should We Be Worried About Lethal Autonomous Aircraft With High-Def Cameras Delivering Pizza? http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2819809 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:11:45 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2819809 […] piloting over longer distances becomes much easier to accomplish. Even more sophisticated sensors, such as Safecast’s Geiger counters for monitoring radioactivity levels around nuclear facilities o…, could easily be attached to inexpensive […]

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By: Citizen science versus NIMBY? | Chuchoteuse d'A... http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811532 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:57:38 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811532 […] "Two of those Civic affiliates are Sean Bonner and Pieter Franken of Safecast. Safecast is a remarkable project born out of a desire to understand the health and safety implications of the release of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Unsatisfied with limited and questionable information about radiation released by the Japanese government, Joi Ito, Peter, Sean and others worked to design, build and deploy GPS-enabled geiger counters which could be used by concerned citizens throughout Japan to monitor alpha, beta and gamma radiation and understand what parts of Japan have been most effected by the Fukushima disaster."  […]

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By: » Green shoots for censors, civic science and infrastructure monitoring http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811518 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:22:33 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811518 […] hand at radiation monitoring himself, the director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media connected citizen science and data collection with civic participation in a long essay at his […]

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By: Paul C. Garner, Esq. http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811372 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 22:21:43 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811372 Ethan, thank you for writing and posting this informative treatise.
Paul

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By: Citizen science versus NIMBY? | Ethan Zuckerman... http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811325 Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:28:38 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811325 […] There are ten graduate students associated with the Center for Civic Media, half a dozen staff and a terrific set of MIT professors who mentor, coach, advise and lead research. But much of the work that’s most exciting at our lab comes from affiliates, who include visiting scholars from other universities, participants in the Media Lab Director’s fellows program and fellow travelers who work closely with our team.Two of those Civic affiliates are Sean Bonner and Pieter Franken of Safecast. Safecast is a remarkable project born out of a desire to understand the health and safety implications of the release of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Unsatisfied with limited and questionable information about radiation released by the Japanese government, Joi Ito, Peter, Sean and others worked to design, build and deploy GPS-enabled geiger counters which could be used by concerned citizens throughout Japan to monitor alpha, beta and gamma radiation and understand what parts of Japan have been most effected by the Fukushima disaster.- See more at: http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/#sthash.EQzWDIcl.Urjt6v8E.dpufThere are ten graduate students associated with the Center for Civic Media, half a dozen staff and a terrific set of MIT professors who mentor, coach, advise and lead research. But much of the work that’s most exciting at our lab comes from affiliates, who include visiting scholars from other universities, participants in the Media Lab Director’s fellows program and fellow travelers who work closely with our team.Two of those Civic affiliates are Sean Bonner and Pieter Franken of Safecast. Safecast is a remarkable project born out of a desire to understand the health and safety implications of the release of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Unsatisfied with limited and questionable information about radiation released by the Japanese government, Joi Ito, Peter, Sean and others worked to design, build and deploy GPS-enabled geiger counters which could be used by concerned citizens throughout Japan to monitor alpha, beta and gamma radiation and understand what parts of Japan have been most effected by the Fukushima disaster.- See more at: http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/#sthash.EQzWDIcl.Urjt6v8E.dpuf  […]

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By: Simon Crowley http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811318 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:54:31 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811318 HSH Prince Leopold-Maximilian Donchield Zu Leone II-Sierra Leone Royalty.
The rise of the constitutional monarchy in Africa.

I have been reading articles on HSH Prince Leopold-Maximilian Donchield Zu Leone II on constitutional monarchy system and economic development and his views and arguments he has on how African countries could benefit from this system. I found these ideas brilliant and that inspired me to make more research on constitutional monarchy holistically. I looked back in history to find out what other European countries and the rest of the world went through in order for them to use the constitutional monarchy system. There are a lot of writers who wrote books on constitutional monarchy. I make mention of Mr Walter Bagehot, Vernon Bogdanor and Benjamin Disraeli to mention just a few.

We will look into the arguments we see from Walter Bagehot’s theories on constitutional monarchy. He starts by referring us to the types of democracy used then, that of Representative Democracy and constitutional Democracy. He writes that in England for instance, the property owning class considered the return of an absolute monarch as a greater threat. Glorious revolution of 1688 deposed one King and replaced him with another one that agreed to abide by a set of rules limiting his powers.

The age of the constitutional monarchy was born and the concept of an unalterable constitution was to play a significant role in the next stage of the development of democracy theory. Mr Bagehot referred to the two political ideas that emerged in the 18th century;
a) Individual and individual rights in political society.
b) The rise of science as an explanatory tool. He also made mention of to the revolutions in America and France.

The French revolution in 1789 and wars in America in 1861-65 left to a claim for a legitimate claim for a political system that is based on the will of the people. These rights were:
• Freedom of speech;
• Freedom of assembly;
• Freedom of religious belief;
• Freedom to participate in the legislative process.

The signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. Leading of England succeeded in forcing King John to accept that they and other freemen had rights against the crown. In 1688 Parliamentarians drew up a bill of rights which established basic tenets such as the supremacy of Parliament. The constitutional monarchy we know today developed in the 18th and 19th centuries as day to day power came to be exercised by ministers in cabinet and by parliaments elected. (Reference book “The English Constitution” of 1867 by Walter Bagehot)

These are some of the reasons I see the arguments raised by HSH Prince Leopold-Maximilian Donchield Zu Leone II to be in line with those of Mr Walter Bagehot. Mr Walter Bagehot wrote that the nation is divided into parties, but the crown is of no party. Its apparent separation from business is that which removes it both from enmities and from desecration, which preserves its mystery which enable it to combine the affection of conflicting parties, the Royal family brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life. Mr Walter Bagehot refers to 3 rights:
• The right to be consulted.
• The right to encourage.
• The right to warn.

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By: NPR news app team experiments with making data-driven public media with the public | Tow Center for Digital Journalism http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811316 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:52:13 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811316 […] capacity for a networked populace to contribute data, whether it comes from sensors in droughts, geiger counters near potential sources of radiation. If turning data into stories is now a core element of […]

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By: Simon Crowley http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811281 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:31:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811281 Thank you for sharing such an interesting story.

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By: Ethan http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/08/29/citizen-science-versus-nimby/comment-page-1/#comment-2811280 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:22:26 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4720#comment-2811280 Let me know if you pull that off, Ray. I considered approaching Yankee via kayak, but the approach is just before a dam that opens at unpredictable intervals, which really raises the degree of danger. I hope to approach from the woods at some point soon, remaining in areas where it’s legal to approach but may be closer.

My guess is that the security perimeter on these facilities was stepped up significantly in the wake of 9/11, and that there’s very little sense of humor from the folks guarding them.

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