Tag Archives: Psychology


Games at the museum: Mia Ridge interview

Posted on by Safia Bhutta

Culture heritage technologist Mia Ridge is a champion of crowdsourced museum gaming. Mia has worked as a developer for several world-class museums and is now writing her PhD on crowdsourcing digital heritage. She describes games as the “participation engine” of crowdsourcing.

Taking time out from her busy speaking schedule , Mia told us how and why museums should …

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Crowd Labs Incorporated

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

The history of experimenting on humans doesn’t have what you’d call a spotless reputation. Google it, and you get Nazis, CIA mind control, and conspiracy theories about Guantanamo Bay and Ritalin. And that’s just in the first ten hits.

Given its unpleasant past, crowdsourced workers might, at first, be less than enthusiastic about their growing popularity as subjects …

Tags: Amazon Mechanical Turk crowd Crowdflower crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work experiments iPhone John Horton Psychology Social sciences workers

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Teaching kids to win

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

A friend of mine once taught at a school in London’s East End. It was what a recruitment consultant might describe as a “challenging” teaching environment. The role was less Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society , more Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds . Kids weren’t climbing on their desks so they could chant “ O Captain, my captain ”, they were just …

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If Your Job Stinks, Go With the Flow

Posted on by Santtu Parikka

Whether you’re currently at work or relaxing after a hard day in the office, if you’re reading this it probably means you’ve got a spare minute.

In this minute, try to imagine for a moment being born into someone else’s shoes. But this time, rather than dreaming that you’re bending it like Beckham (or buying it like Victoria Beckham), pretend that you are …

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Authors

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… exchange.

Katri Saarikivi

Katri is interested in discovering new ways that psychology can help people. This has led her to work in organizational psychology with a couple of detours into clinical positions. She is currently working as a researcher in cognitive neuroscience.

Esko Kilpi

Esko is an internationally renowned expert on knowledge based organizations and digital work. His interests relate to the complex dynamics of networked value creation. …

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