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Austin’s Blue Index

Austin, TexasBlue Indexhttps://www.facebook.com/blueindexaustin – is participatory research project designed to gather feedback on 30+ waterscapes through capturing people’s emotional response to water and photography.

Blue Index markers are next to the most treasured water sources around town — from Lady Bird Lake to Big Stacey and Pease Park.

Find a station, scan the QR code, send a picture, and answer a few questions. Prizes for people who visit more than 5 spots.

University of Texas: As of July 2018, 1,715 photos accompanied by observations of water health, wildlife, vegetation, and emotional response have been collected. The majority of respondents reported feeling a sense of interest, joy, or serenity when next to a body of water.

Key Links
https://www.facebook.com/blueindexaustin
https://survey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24E3q679zqVbULr
Flyer
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/water
@blueindexaustin

Question

  • Is there a directory of stations?
  • Are there public walks or meetups?
  • Who is writing or tweeting about the index?

Elsewhere on the Web
https://soa.utexas.edu/headlines/blue-index-captures-emotional-reactions-water-enhance-community-well-being
https://austineconetwork.com/event/creek-crew-happy-hour-speak-austins-waterways/blue-index-station/

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