Standing out in the crowd

03e2e7de45b193cac192ae7ea071e5ff?s=47 Arfon Smith
August 05, 2012

Standing out in the crowd

My presentation from PPSR 2012 held in Portland http://www.citizenscience.org/community/conference2012/

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Arfon Smith

August 05, 2012
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  1. Standing out in the crowd Arfon Smith @arfon

  2. The changing face of citizen science Arfon Smith @arfon

  3. Lessons learned building Galaxy Zoo & the Zooniverse Arfon Smith

    @arfon
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  6. 1,000,000,000,000 1 trillion hours

  7. Spectrum of cognitive surplus

  8. Spectrum of cognitive surplus

  9. Spectrum of cognitive surplus

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  12. http://www.novacelestia.com

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  14. 0 20 40 60 80 100 Professor

  15. 0 2,500 5,000 7,500 10,000 Professor Paper

  16. 0 12,500 25,000 37,500 50,000 Professor Paper PhD

  17. 0 250,000 500,000 750,000 1,000,000 Professor Paper PhD SDSS

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  21. 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 0 6

    12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Classifications per hour Hours
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    12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Classifications per hour Hours Fukugita et al. 2007
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    12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Classifications per hour Hours 1 Kevin months Fukugita et al. 2007
  24. 650,000 volunteers

  25. 250,000,000 analyses

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  27. (it works)

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  41. Motivations

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  43. 70,000,000 Classifications Ethics of Citizen Science?

  44. Social Contract

  45. 1. Collaborators not users 2. Contribute to real research 3.

    Don’t waste people’s time
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  47. Why citizen science?

  48. Scale (Measurable) Accuracy Serendipity Education

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  50. Known knowns

  51. Known knowns Known unknowns

  52. Known knowns Unknown unknowns Known unknowns

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  56. “These people are not doing the work of scientists, they

    are doing the work of scientific instruments.” David Weinberger, Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard
  57. Engagement

  58. What is Citizen Science?

  59. PPSR Public Participation in Scientific Research

  60. CBPR Community-based Participatory Research

  61. PPFCSM

  62. PPFCSM Public Participation as a fundamental component of the scientific

    method
  63. PPFCSM Public Participation as a fundamental component of the scientific

    method Just kidding
  64. Publish

  65. Evaluate

  66. Advocate

  67. What is your social contract?

  68. What constitutes a meaningful engagement?

  69. Do you know what success looks like?

  70. People are amazing

  71. Thanks arfon@zooniverse.org @arfon