Commons Sensor

Who: Commons Sensor

When: Summer 2015

Where: Western Sydney


This project launched by Western Sydney University's Institute for Culture and Society, and aims to build a database of objects that belong to “commons” - public property, creative commons, open source software, communal spaces. The specific initial focus is on Parramatta, and the hackathon challenge was to be to find some creative ways to visualise and imagine some of this data in ways that will engage the Parramatta public. At the Western Sydney Summer 2015 Hackathon the team began work on mapping items and places belonging to the commons in Parramatta.