About the artist
Safecast is an international, volunteer-centered organisation devoted to open citizen science for the environment. They provide open environmental data for everyone, sourced from publicly contributed sensors all over the world. The organisation was formed in response to the 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, to think about ways to prevent something similar happening again
By sharing knowledge and building open-source, Safecast were able to rapidly prototype and bring to market lightweight, low-cost Geiger counters like this to enable people to record radiation data.