Tag Archives: Anti-submarine warfare
April 26, 2011
Finally, this April, DARPA waded into the deeper waters of crowdsourced gaming. The Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel or ACTUV Program is a project to build an automatic submarine-tracking drone. DARPA has asked the crowd to help refine ACTUV’s software by playing a tactics simulation game. In the game players navigate a virtual drone through various scenarios: targeting enemy ships, hiding from commercial traffic, trying to avoid accidentally surfacing …
Tags: ACTUV Anti-submarine warfare crowd crowdsourcing Dangerous Waters DARPA microwork NASA Philip K Dick Submarine United StatesACTUV, Anti-submarine warfare, crowd, crowdsourcing, Dangerous Waters, DARPA, microwork, NASA, Philip K Dick, Submarine, United States | 2 Comments
August 15, 2012
Ever since we began helping the National Library of Finland correct mistakes in its old newspaper archive, I have noticed myself developing a slightly anti social interest in historical texts. I say ‘anti social’ because of its effect on conversation: what I have found is that while most people claim to be interested in history, the best way to get unwanted guests to leave …crowdsourcing, Don Draper, Downton Abbey, google, History, Mad Men, microtask, National Library of Finland, Ngram, Optical character recognition | Leave a comment
August 1, 2012
When people ask me “What’s your dream holiday?” I usually lie to them. I say some exotic holiday destination that makes me sound normal. I don’t say space or the moon or the bottom of the sea, because I’m nervous it might make me sound like a dreamer or full of myself. Which I am (not).
But the truth is I am a lot like Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and James …
March 14, 2012
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘think tank’? A passionately engaged team of experts, using their knowledge to shape the social discourse? A bunch of overeducated technocrats with no experience of the real world, dictating our futures? A telepathically-operated war machine?
Whatever your opinion, think tanks – or policy research units – are everywhere, …
August 4, 2011
This year has been huge for gamification. Barely a day passes without another story about it in the media, with its champions enjoying so much exposure to the spotlight they had suntans long before summer. We were no exception. Here on the blog we’ve already covered the topic from several angles: sometimes with unashamed enthusiasm (for example here , here and here ) and …crowd, crowdsourcing, game design, game mechanics, games, Gamification, jane mcgonigal, microwork, new york times, Non-game, Video game, videogame | Leave a comment
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