An organizing page for LEAFFEST! ## Questions We tried proposing sessions in the form of questions this year, Jeopardy-style! [questions:leaffest] **** Past LEAFFEST info follows! ![LEAFFEST2013.jpg](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/001/320/medium/LEAFFEST2013.jpg) ##LEAFFEST 2013## **Learning Earth Appropriate Fact-Finding Environmental Science Tools** **When**: All weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2013 **Where**: [2878 Upper Plains Road,Salisbury, Vermont](https://www.google.com/maps?q=2878+Upper+Plains+Rd,+Salisbury,+VT&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.578243,101.513672&t=h&hnear=2878+Upper+Plains+Rd,+Salisbury,+Addison,+Vermont+05769&z=16) ###[Some research notes with the tag LEAFFEST2013](http://publiclab.org/tag/leaffest2013) *(so we know how many are coming)* LEAFFEST is an open gathering of the Public Lab community to work on environmental tools and share ideas about environmental science and activism. Projects this year will include Infragram photography, development of the online tool [Infragram.org](http://infragram.org/), pole aerial photography, characterizing the spectral response of Infragram cameras, and topics yet to be determined. ###Four Free Workshops ####**Workshop**: [Infragram ](http://publiclab.org/wiki/infragram)photography **When**: Saturday, September 7, 1:00 to 3:00 PM **Leader**: [Chris Fastie](http://publiclab.org/profile/cfastie) **Content**: - What is Infragram photography and why should I do it? - How do you do it? Bring a camera with the IR block filter removed and we will convert it to Infragram! - Taking Infragrams -- We will capture some Infragram photos and process them to test hypotheses about patterns of plant health we observe in the yard. - Advanced topics -- Several experienced Infragram developers will be present. What do you want to know from them? . #### **Workshop**: Pole Aerial Photography **When**: Saturday, September 7, 3:00 to 3:30 PM **Leader**: [Ned Horning](http://publiclab.org/profile/nedhorning) **Content**: Ned will demonstrate how to take photos from 10 m above the ground. He will explain his system of remote camera control, live video feed from the pole mounted camera, and his attempts to quantify the ground area captured by the camera for vegetation analysis. All participants will receive a free photo of the top of their head. . #### **Workshop**: Infragrammar **When**: Saturday, September 7, 8:00 to 8:30 PM **Leader**: [Jeff Warren](http://publiclab.org/profile/warren) **Content**: Infragrammar is a new way to interact with Infragram photos to explore how Infragram works and how to extract meaning from the derived images. Jeff will demonstrate how entering statements at the [Infragram Sandbox](http://infragram.org/static/sandbox/) in his simple language can harness the power of Infragram to reveal patterns of plant health and discover new uses for the technology. . . #### **Workshop**: Camera response to infrared light **When**: Saturday, September 7, 8:30 to 9:30 PM **Leader**: [Don Blair](http://publiclab.org/profile/donblair) **Content**: To better understand how to interpret Infragram photos, we need to describe how cameras capture infrared light. Don will demonstrate an experimental approach to tracing how near infrared light makes its way into the three color channels of consumer digital cameras (or does it?). . ###Stay the whole weekend or attend any part **Lodging: **There is plenty of room to camp in the yard and surrounding woods, and a some floor space inside. **Food:** [Food will come from here](http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/137008), so there will be plenty of good things to eat. However, desserts and breakfast pastries don't grow in the garden.ツ **Rideshare: **[Here is a Google Doc](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApRLDm8W39oxdEdfWnd0VkI2bHVKNWJ4UnhHdDhIYUE&usp=sharing) for matching up riders and drivers. . Online Ticketing for LEAFFEST 2013 powered by Eventbrite . ####Some research notes from [LEAFFEST 2012](http://publiclab.org/tag/leaffest2012) . View Larger Map...

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warren "I haven't read Collins, but I think the subject of how expertise could be reconfigured is very important, and have a few thoughts in response to yo..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
geraldmc "It’s important to specify whether the word science refers to the method of science or the current institutional practice of science. I think the t..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
warren "The LEAFFESTer was very popular at breakfast! " | Read more » over 7 years ago
dbenjamin "Well, I've never been to LEAFFEST but I grew up in the Mad River Valley :D " | Read more » over 7 years ago
cfastie "@dbenjamin You mean you hail from Planet LEAFFEST? @patcoyle I guess I will have to try the new MapKnitter feature. I couldn't get very many nadir ..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
dbenjamin "Wow, this makes me really nostalgic about home! " | Read more » over 7 years ago
mathew "And This is a perfect kite for flying off-wind. Paul's instructions, my simpler strategies. " | Read more » over 7 years ago
patcoyle " Very nice results Chris. Good to learn that the gps isn't a big power drain. Having the GPS turned on, not so much for panoramas, but for use in ..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
patcoyle "Like the hand lettered and drawn newsletter. Great photos. " | Read more » over 7 years ago
warren "Hooray! Looking forward to it! " | Read more » over 7 years ago
hank ""Kids, don't try this at home" (without eye protection ...) " | Read more » almost 8 years ago
GreenChemist "Hi Warren, Thanks. I am a chemical engineer who always worked in Medical and Safety industries. Currently I am looking for a new position anywhere ..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
warren "It's a good point -- esp. always to be sure that the scope of the test is clear. The idea here was more exploratory, but in general this kind of co..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
GreenChemist "Hi Warren, Indeed the test would not find the bacteria, you need a polymerase chain reaction (a PCR test), or grow a culture. I am not sure if this..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
warren "Hi, Don - sorry, you never wrote back so I hadn't changed the title until now - it now says "Coqui" only - thanks. The conclusion you draw: it s..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
GreenChemist "Hi Warren, I am new at this, so maybe I missing the ball, but isn't one of the reason why not to drink from the hot tap the possible presence of L..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
warren " PCB on the right, of course. " | Read more » about 8 years ago
warren "Will Macfarlane (@wmacfarl) kept working on this and has a more compact version which we're not quite sure works. There may be a problem with the 5..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
cversek "@tobi_k Hi, I am glad that there are others testing out these sensors with a skeptical attitude. Very often, the abosulute baseline readings from ..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
tobi_k "Hey, I also got myself the SainSmart MH-Z14 and I must say, I am not sure if I really trust the values. Mine (using Arduino and the UART interface)..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
warren "Hi, check this out -- @hynae ! " | Read more » over 8 years ago
warren "This is also now the most-liked research note ever! http://publiclab.org/notes/liked/ " | Read more » over 8 years ago
warren "Here are my favorite photos! " | Read more » over 8 years ago
patcoyle "Very nice results! " | Read more » over 8 years ago