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Welcome to the Open Ministry

Posted on by Jack Reynolds

After casually revolutionizing the worlds of design, data-processing and translation, the crowd is now getting to work on the business of government. Iceland is preparing to implement a crowdsourced constitution, and this March the Finnish Parliament passed the Citizens’ Initiative Act. The Act allows any citizen to present a law to Parliament, providing they can get the …


Cracking the code: The crowd vs the virus

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Today’s blog involves a thrilling tale of international espionage. But for once the hero is not an alcoholic, sex-addicted Englishman with a fancy exploding pen. This time it’s a rather remarkable crowd.

So before you read further, please ensure that your Cone of Silence has been activated, and that nobody has cut any eye holes in any of your paintings. All done? …

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Keep Watching the Iron Skies!

Posted on by Davin Gaffney

… to Earth and complete their plans for world domination.

That’s according to the plot of Iron Sky , a new crowdsourced film by Finnish filmmakers Samuli Torssonen and Timo Vuorensola. They’ve also created the film crowdsourcing website, Wreckamovie, which lets film makers submit production tasks to the crowd. We managed to catch up with Samuli during a busy promotion schedule to ask him a few questions.

The official premiere is April 4th but you’ve already shown the film at a …

Tags: crowdsourcing Filmmaking Iron Sky microtask microwork Nazism Samuli Torssonen StarWreck Timo Vuorensola Wreckamovie

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2011: the year the future became history?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Looking back, this year seems set to enter the history books as a year of upheaval: from natural disasters such as the Japanese tsunami, to the economic turmoil in the EU and US, to the more positive chaos in the Middle East.

Amidst the booming tech industry, we at Microtask have often felt insulated from this turbulence. But mostly, we have felt like we were right there, in …

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Microtask Takes the (Red Herring) Cake

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

It’s official: Microtask won Red Herring’s Global 100 award for 2011 . We now join the ranks of companies like Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce.com, YouTube, eBay and many others who won this award and went on to change the way we live and work. Good Karma.

Here’s the proof:

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