Science and the City is an annual weekend-long hackfest, co-organized by NYU’s ITP, the Interactive Telecommunications Programme, and CUSP, the Center for Urban Science and Progress. The theme is citizen science for exploring and improving our urban environment. Some of the featured technologies we’ll be hacking on this year are Google Glass, DIY drones and software for crowdsourcing experiments. You don’t have to be a geek to participate – good citizen science projects need a range of skills, from design to communication to local knowledge about New York’s urban environment. And for those interested in these ideas and can’t get to NYC, then in Europe, there is The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit: Feb 20 – 22, 2014 to be held at UCL. (The image above is from the Science and the City blog where the allusion to Liberty’s use of the earphones advertises a project on sampling noise levels from 311 calls in the five boroughs).