CSCS Network - 1st Seminar

Speaker: Grant Miller # Zooniverse; Speaker: Mark Hartswood # Oxford University

28th May 2015

10:00 - 12:15

Informatics Forum, Room 4.31/4.33

We are welcoming two speakers whose exciting presentations will launch our discussions:
 
Grant Miller (Zooniverse): ‘The Zooniverse - Real Science Online’
‘The Zooniverse is the world's largest and most successful citizen science platform. I will discuss what we have learned from building over 40 projects, and where the platform is heading in the future.’
 
Grant Miller is a recovering astrophysicist who gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews, searching for planets orbiting distant stars. He is now the communications lead for the Zooniverse on-line citizen science platform.
 
- Mark Hartswood (Oxford University & CSCS Data and Evidence network founder): ‘Intervening in Citizen Science: From incentives to value co-creation’
‘This talk reflects upon a collaboration between SmartSociety, an EU project exploring how to architect effective collectives of people and machines, and the Zooniverse, a leading on-line citizen science platform. Our collaboration tackled the question of how to increase engagement of Zooniverse volunteers. In the talk I will chart how our thinking has progressed from framing volunteering in terms of motivation and incentives, and how it moved towards a much richer conceptualisation of multiple participating groups engaging in complicated relationships of value co-creation.’
 
Mark Hartswood is a Social Informatician whose main employer is Oxford University and currently working in the area of Responsible Research and Innovation.
 
There will be plenty of time for debate after the presentations.

All welcome.  Registration for catering purposes through Eventbrite, please:
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