Cool projects with materials you can get locally.

  • City Council members could hold little meetings at their neighborhood ice cream place. You know which one I'm talking about.

 

  • Make the Park Project dream come true by educating yourself and friends via Ann Arbor Parks and wheat-paste! Vigilante education for the masses!

 

  • Turn a traffic island into a meeting place (add a bench? a chalkboard?) (via: bkerr del.icio.us)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Print stickers with the bus schedule. Cost, $15-$30

 

  • Spend some time adding content to ArborWiki.

 

  • Do a guerrilla knitting project for wayfinding. Cost, [cheap yarn]

 

  • Figure out how home power meters broadcast their data, and make a script that reports on your usage over time. AMR -- cost: [time to research]

 

  • Make a gutter garden:


A traffic island:

Data

  • Animal control
  • Trees
  • City Council / voting data
  • Meeting attendance
  • Track City Council decisions
    • Then start categorizing / identifying threads across time

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