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Many of us would be hard-pressed to remember what we were doing on 24 July this year. But for many YouTube fanatics, amateur film and documentary makers, or even just those curious of a unique movie-making experiment, that day was the chance to produce a small part of cinematic history.

2010-12-15

 movie YouTube crowdsourcing day
Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant...

2007-03

 TED video toread photography crowdsourcing
Work marketplaces like MTurk are great for accomplishing small, well defined nuggets of work, such as labeling images and transcribing audio, but terrible for many more complex and labor intensive real world tasks. Over the last year, Robert Kraut, Niki Kittur and I formalized a general process of solving such complex problems using MTurk. We proposed three basic types of tasks and explored them in two neat experimental applications. To...

2011-02-02

 crowdsourcing Mechanical Turk work distributed
In an effort to better understand society's interconnected nature, this database was created to serve as a repository for information regarding the sexual histories of individuals, across the world and throughout time...
 sex relationship crowdsourcing database health
The Large Hadron Collider team will be tapping into the collective computing power of the public to help it simulate particle physics experiments.

2011-08-11

 Higgs boson God particle LHC crowdsourcing distributed computing

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