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Creative life of citizenscience


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Creativity and learning comes from the edgy of citizen science.

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Creative life of citizenscience

  1. 1. #CSS14 Creative life of #citizenscience @erinmaochu
  2. 2. …the sunflower is mine… Van Gogh 1880
  3. 3. 1. Crowdsource number patterns in nature dataset 2. Engage 3000 people from Greater Manchester 3. Learn about Turing & how number patterns work in sunflowers 4. Provide a media story
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  5. 5. What did people do?
  6. 6. Cross Platform Behaviour
  7. 7. Open Voice Community Choir
  8. 8. Lessons Learned Build Community Key partnerships Support contributors Provide learning resources Recognise contributions Opportunity Post-disciplinary research Extend reach & demographics Build audience & content Promotes learning
  9. 9. “If we work together in the garden, maybe we can work together in crisis…. Dig In!” Wendy Brawer
  10. 10. Music Cognition Group
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  13. 13. Edgy #citizenscience Working at the 'edge’ – making use of resources through collaboration (Carolyn Kagan, 2007)
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  18. 18. References Cagan, K (2007) Working at the Edge, Psychologist, Vol 20, part 4, pp224 - 227 Roy, H.E., Pocock, M.J.O., Preston, C.D., Roy, D.B., Savage, J., Tweddle, J.C. & Robinson, L.D. (2012) Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring. Final Report. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Natural History Museum on behalf of UK-EOF. 175pp Tweddle, J.C., Robinson, L.D., Pocock, M.J.O & Roy, H.E. (2012). Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for UK-EOF. Riesch H, Potter C and Davies, L (2013) Combining citizen science with public engagement: the open air laboratories programme. Journal of Science Communication 1 – 18; Frietag, A, Pfeffer, M.J. (2013) Process, not product: Investigating Recommendations for improving Citizen Science "Success". PLoS ONE 8(5): e64079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064079 Banks, S. (et al) (2013) 'Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research', in Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences
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