Last Saturday (July 12th) I went to NKCDC’s soil testing day with Dawn McDougall. The plan was for me to give a presentation on environmental hazards and soil contamination, but there was so much else going on that we tabled it for another event. At NKCDC’s Frankford Ave lot, residents not only screened soil from their yards, but could […]

My research for EnviroHealthSense has primarily focused on collecting and categorizing asthma research between 2003 and 2014. I have focused on mapping and organizing articles in an “Asthma and Obesity” Zotero collection to create a visual representation of the locations of the data collected. With over two hundred articles from multiple journals, the goal is […]

Asthmatic Spaces

On May 15 2014 the EPA released a proposal that would significantly decrease the emissions released, in tons per year (TPY), by petroleum refineries. Their goals include lowering the total tons of toxic air pollutants (SOx, NOx, CO and other pollutants) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 5,600 tpy and 52,000 tpy, respectively. These reductions […]

New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions as one-ton spheres Carbon Visuals is a multidisciplinary team that produces “concrete visualizations” of carbon data; their work exemplifies the increasing use of data visualization tools, and their representations are done incredibly well. What stood out to me immediately in the above youtube video was the relationship between text and visual representations. […]