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Working the crowd : Learning from Galaxy Zoo

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Presentation given at JISC Survive or Thrive conference. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2010/06/surviveorthrive.aspx

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Working the crowd : Learning from Galaxy Zoo

  1. 1. Working the Crowd : Learning from Galaxy Zoo Chris Lintott chris@zooniverse.org
  2. 2. http://astro.uchicago.edu/cosmus/ projects/sloanmovie/
  3. 3. 70,000 60,000 Classifications per hour 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 0 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Hours
  4. 4. Hanny’s Voorwerp
  5. 5. An ‘ethics’ of Citizen Science
  6. 6. The ground rules for Citizen Science
  7. 7. The ground rules for Citizen Science 1. Telling people about the purpose of the research and about its context is a good thing.
  8. 8. The ground rules for Citizen Science 1. Telling people about the purpose of the research and about its context is a good thing. 2. Treat participants as collaborators not as subjects
  9. 9. The ground rules for Citizen Science 1. Telling people about the purpose of the research and about its context is a good thing. 2. Treat participants as collaborators not as subjects 3. Do not waste people’s time
  10. 10. Known knowns : Data reduction by science team
  11. 11. Known knowns : Data reduction by science team Known unknowns : Results funnelled to specific researchers
  12. 12. Known knowns : Data reduction by science team Known unknowns : Results funnelled to specific researchers Unknown unknowns : Currently rely on forum moderators to filter.
  13. 13. Task Favourites Pages Answer Annotation User Alerts Sections Asset Project Tags
  14. 14. www.zooniverse.org
  15. 15. www.zooniverse.org
  16. 16. chris@zooniverse.org

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