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Zooniverse: Web-Scale Citizen Science

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November 08, 2012

Zooniverse: Web-Scale Citizen Science

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Arfon Smith

November 08, 2012
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  1. Zooniverse: Web-Scale Citizen Science Arfon Smith @arfon

  2. Crowdsourcing Volunteer Computing Citizen Science PPSR / CBSR

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  8. 1,000,000,000,000 1 trillion hours

  9. Spectrum of cognitive surplus

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  11. http://www.novacelestia.com

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  18. 0 2,500 5,000 7,500 10,000 Professor Paper

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  22. 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 1 Kevin months Fukugita et al. 2007
  23. 700,000 volunteers

  24. 250,000,000 analyses

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  30. (it works)

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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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  54. Why citizen science?

  55. Scale (Measurable) Accuracy Education Serendipity

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  59. Cosmology Gallery

  60. Citizen Science Sunday

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  62. Thanks arfon@zooniverse.org @arfon