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How to discover a planet

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November 08, 2012

How to discover a planet

Presentation by Javier de la Torre at Visualized Conference

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November 08, 2012
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  1. Javier de la Torre CEO at Vizzuality How to discover

    a planet
  2. October 15th, 2012

  3. Image credit: Haven Ciguee/Yale

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  5. Image credit: Dirk Terrell

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  9. so how is the NASA doing? 2,321 Planet Candidates |

    105 confirmed Planets
  10. http://kepler.nasa.gov 2,321 Planet Candidates | 105 confirmed Planets

  11. Visualization by Jer Thorp: https://github.com/blprnt/Kepler-Visualization 1236 exoplanet candidates

  12. so this is perfect? not at all...

  13. so after 6 months of data crunching Kepler release the

    data there might be other things there...
  14. algorithms finds what they have been trained to find there

    might be other things there...
  15. What about showing every single light curve to a person?

    crowdsourcing - human computation
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  18. http://www.planethunters.org/floor_splash

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  24. http://www.keckobservatory.org/

  25. Image credit: Haven Ciguee/Yale

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  31. Log of HMS Invincible,1914-12-08

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  34. May 1911

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  36. You can become a captain!

  37. burials a http://www.seayourhistory.org.uk

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  41. 1 WEEK MISSION 450+ VOLUNTEERS 15,000+ BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATIONS

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  43. So, how do you get millions of boring tasks done?

    Paying... motivating them playing them
  44. Number of return visits Unique Users the amazingly dedicated *

  45. immediate reward potential reward a good project *

  46. The things that actually motivate them The things you think

    motivate your users
  47. Image credit: Haven Ciguee/Yale

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  49. May 1911

  50. immediate reward potential reward a good project * Make it

    cool Make it fun Make it matter
  51. This Weekend!

  52. Javier de la Torre @jatorre jatorre@cartodb.com Thanks!