Have you ever wished you could help direct investigations or do some hacking in areas like chemistry and biology (or others), but feel shut out of the scientific process because you don’t work in academia or industry?
Are you working in science within industry or academia, but feel locked into a narrow field of R&D that is dictated by conservative sources of funding either via business allocations to meet short-term profit imperatives or from government grants?
Open Science is the practice of making methodologies and results publicly accessibe as well as facilitating various degrees of distributed collaboration in the research process. “Hacking,” or altering the objects of study for various reasons, will be emphasized in our program for purposes that could range from art to biofuel development.
Please attend our meeting this Sunday and subsequent meetings every third Sunday of the month to help shape this nascent program. Early meetings will develop strategies for acquiring lab space and equipment, formating the program, and selecting initial group projects.
Who: Open to the public
Where: Pumping Station: One, 3354 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
When: This Sunday, December 18, 6pm (and every 3rd Sunday at 6pm)
ChiOpenSci‘s first meeting will be this Sunday, September 12 at 4pm!
Come and learn how you can be a part of open research and be a citizen scientist.
We’ll be discussing projects, open science tools, and defining goals for ChiOpenSci.
Where: Pumping Station: One 3354 N. Elston Ave
Cost: Free and open to the public
Who: Citizen scientists, professional scientists, enthusiasts, hobbyists, experimentalists, computationalists, theorists – interested in studying natural phenomena and studying problems via the scientific method and sharing their results.
When you connect to the network at Pumping Station: One by plugging in or via wireless, you are joining a very special network.
We’re one of the first networks to join with Agora Link. Agora is the North American arm of a global Research network that is linking hackerspaces’ internal networks together into one awesome collaborative mesh. We’re tied in with the ChaosVPN in Germany, and as of this past weekend we have 50 registered end points. If interested, you can read more here: