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Zooniverse - Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

Robert Simpson
February 20, 2014

Zooniverse - Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

The Zooniverse recently signed-up its millionth volunteer - in this talk I outline the origin and status of the platform, and some directions we want to take in the future.

Robert Simpson

February 20, 2014
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  1. Robert Simpson University of Oxford

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  3. Kevin Schawinski

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  6. Classifications per Hour 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000

    70,000 Hours Since Launch 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
  7. Galaxy Zoo: help astronomers classify galaxies 400,000 volunteers galaxyzoo.org classifications

    200m
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  11. 1M worldwide 20 projects zooniverse.org

  12. live.zooniverse.org

  13. years 50 zooniverse.org +

  14. papers 60 zooniverse.org/publications +

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  16. The Milky Way Project: measure and map our galaxy in

    infrared 50,000 volunteers milkywayproject.org drawings 3,500,000
  17. milkywayproject.org

  18. Plankton Portal: tag various species of plankton to help us

    catalogue the oceans 5,000 volunteers planktonportal.org classifications 400,000
  19. planktonportal.org

  20. Planet Hunters: finding exoplanets in NASA Kepler data 250,000 volunteers

    planethunters.org transits 20,000,000
  21. planethunters.org

  22. Snapshot Serengeti: identify and describe animals in Serengeti National Park

    30,000 volunteers snapshotserengeti.org classifications 10,000,000
  23. snapshotserengeti.org

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  25. 200 billion hours a year Spent watching TV by US

    adults 100 million hours total to create Wikipedia Inspiration: David McCandless (Goggle Boxes, July 2010), Data: Clay Shirky (‘Cognitive Surplus’, 2010)
  26. 16 years Every Hour

  27. Cognitive Surplus - Clay Shirky, NYU

  28. Serendipity

  29. Cardamone)et)al.)2009,)arXiv)0907.4155 zooniverse.org/publications

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  32. Serendipity ...in the Zooniverse

  33. Kelly Borden & Julie Feldt G08, Friday 11:40am

  34. Rise of the Machines

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  36. Machine Learning Crowd DATA

  37. We are the Borg Bots DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA

    DATA DATA DATA DATA ATA DA
  38. The Future

  39. translations.zooniverse.org

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    cs-site.org DATA
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  43. daily.zooniverse.org

  44. zooniverse.org Robert Simpson - @orbitingfrog