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Crowdconvention 2011: a designer’s tale

Posted on by Harry Seppala

To most people, summer equals sunshine, holidays and over-budgeted action movies. But to the crowdsourcing industry, summer means one thing only: convention season is finally here. As Microtask’s senior designer I spend most of the year stuck at a desk doing “vital creative work” like planning smart UIs, animating company videos and occasionally exploring invisible buildings (though that’s a story probably best kept for …

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Can you crowdsource Christmas?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Over the last twelve months there’s been a real buzz about crowdsourcing. 2010, the pundits predicated, would be the year crowdsourcing “went mainstream.”

Okay, I’m not quite sure how we judge what’s mainstream (stuff Simon Cowell’s heard of maybe?) but it’s certainly true that this year, the crowdsourcing industry has been more productive than a factory of …

Tags: Amazon Mechanical Turk Christmas crowd crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work Holidays Kickstarter Opinions Peperami Simon Cowell

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Caught on Camera: the crowd calls the shots

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Such generic experiences can lead previously well-adjusted people to suddenly book crazy adventure holidays trekking in the Sahara, or start spending hours on Google maps trying to get Street View in Outer Mongolia.

But, thanks to film director Kevin MacDonald, help is at hand for those afflicted with globalization frustration. Clearly not immune to the travel bug himself (credits include the Ugandan based Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void, set in the Peruvian Andes), for his …