1. Bard College Citizen Science


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    Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science. This foundation allows them as citizens to grapple with the ever-increasing number of national and global issues influenced by science.

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    • VISIONAIR to present on IDGF CloudCase at ICRI2014 conference in Athens


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      A VISIONAIR representative from Grenoble, France, presents VISIONAIR. VISIONAIR is a European infrastructure for high-level research, for high-level visualization and interaction facilities and we provide access to researchers all around Europe to do their research on 1 or our 23 facilities. Here on this common booth with IDGF you can see our presentation VISIONAIR videos played on the http://CloudCase.eu of IDGF. IDGF participation was organized by the IDGF-SP project.

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      • ZomBEEs outside my back slider


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        Starting to keep track of ZomBEEs that are coming to my back porch light at night. First step is the video. I collected these bees afterwards and will separate, photograph and tag each bee with their own bottle. I then wait to see if any pupa emerge and photograph them. I then wait for the hatch. All these steps are a process I will report to ZomBEE watch to be put into a database. If you would like to also participate in this important Citizen Science investigation please go to https://www.zombeewatch.org/ and register.

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        • Bat Captures in Southeast Alaska


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          A four-minute film describing how ADF&G wildlife biologist capture bats in Southeast Alaska. Produced by Michael Kohan of ADF&G.

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          • Contribute to the Citizen Science White Paper - Interview with Fermin Serrano


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            Fermin Serrano, project leader of the Socientize project, explains why it is important to participate in the consultation phase for the White Paper on citizen science that is now open. The white paper will play a role in for instance European Commission policy on citizen science. Fermin also explains why he was happy to be at the Citizen Cyber Science Summit in London, where this interview was done.

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            • LHC@Home enters third phase - interview Ben Segal


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              LHC@Home is a crowd computing project that allows citizens to donate unused computing time to scientists at CERN. Ben Segal gives an overview of the achievements thus far and the plans to not only let volunteer use their computers but also their brains. At the Citizen Cyber Science Summit in London he showed us a glimps of this LHC@Home future.

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              • WeBird: Increasing bird observation using game mechanics


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                See more at http://mobile.wisc.edu/teaching-and-learning/field-research-project-webird/ Working with Mark Berres in Animal Science/Zoology during Fall 2013, MLI investigated the effectiveness of integrating game mechanics (e.g. quests and leaderboards) into a field research activity. We worked with students as co-researchers to fine tune the design structure and technical performance of a bird identification app, WeBIRD, that lets them document sightings, record bird calls, take photos and videos and share all this their instructor and teammates. At present, we are iterating on the app based on findings from this pilot study with a more formal study using WeBIRD to empirically examine how game mechanics influence learners’ accuracy and participation in birding. We hope to share results from this study in Fall of 2014.

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                • Stupid Robot: A Metadata Game


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                  Stupid Robot is part of Metadata Games (http://www.metadatagames.org), a digital gaming platform for gathering data on photo, audio, and moving image artifacts. The platform entices players to visit archives and explore humanities content while contributing to vital records. The suite enables archivists to gather and analyze information for digital media archives in novel and exciting ways. Metadata Games is free and open source software (FOSS) developed by Tiltfactor (http://www.tiltfactor.org), Dartmouth College‘s socially conscious game design laboratory, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the ACLS.

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                  • HYBRID MATTERS - the Nordic Culture Event of the Year, DIGITAL 2015–2016


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                    The digitalization of our world builds a new hybrid ecology, which is formed by the merger of the digital and the physical world, a merger of technology and biology, and which transforms our everyday life. Hybrid means the mix of the biological environment that has existed for a long time, and digital technology, which we have introduced into our world. The Hybrid Matters program will, explore, and investigate this, through art. In this new kind of ecology there are new and different kind of actors. Obviously, there are humans, animals, and plants. But now there are also technological actors. For example; robots, networked sensors, that observe various aspects of our world or technologically manipulated organisms which are biological in nature but technological in origin. What we are really interested in is, what does it mean, to be a part of this hybrid ecology. How can digital technology and art assist in the communication between the different actors ? The Network: http://bioartsociety.fi - Erich Berger http://itu.dk - Laura Beloff http://kunsthallgrenland.no - Andreas Rishovd, Atle Barcley, Tom Hovinbøle http://www.misplay.se - Åsa Ståhl and Kristina Lindström http://forumbox.fi - Nina Toppila Special thanks to Katrine Lund ITU for assistance and Rina de Place Bjørn ITU for making the video.

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                    • Dr Robert Simpson: Citizen Science -- A Revolution in Your Browser (60 min)


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                      At a meeting of the Society for Popular Astronomy on 25 January 2014, Dr Robert Simpson describes how citizen science projects available through Zooniverse have allowed computer users to make discoveries about the Universe. They help to spot new planets, classify galaxies, find stellar birthplaces and even listen in to the songs of whales in an attempt to understand how whales communicate.

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