Tag Archives: Submarine

War Games (or how the US military learned to love the crowd)

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… 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 off …

Tags: ACTUV Anti-submarine warfare crowd crowdsourcing Dangerous Waters DARPA microwork NASA Philip K Dick Submarine United States


Crowdfunding donations: Is giving me your money a good idea?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

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 …

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For a fistful of dollars: the weird and wonderful world of Fiverr

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… those who prefer their pop a little more “vintage”, how about a Microtask version of Yellow Submarine? Music and lyrics composed and performed by two different Fiverr users:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qKe4_bUZyA&version=3&hl=it_IT]

I think you’ll agree it’s a unique sound experience.

The good the bad and the Photoshopped

As we quickly discovered, some Fiverr users (Fiverrers?) are more dedicated than others. For example, we do believe this …