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Emojis are Now in the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has now included a crowdsourced and crowdfunded project, the results of which are called Emoji Dick. Originally launched as a publishing project on Kickstarter, Emoji Dick sought funds to translate Melville’s Moby Dick into Japanese emoji Icons using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk workforce. It worked in two stages: 1)     Every sentence was … Continued

The Most Human Human

If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and read Brian Christian’s The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. The Most Human Human is an exploration of humanity, which uses the Turing Test as its launch point for the conversation that follows. The Turing Test … Continued

Cashsourcing through Crowdsourcing

What if you were a homing beacon for spare change in your couch cushions? Some crowdsourcing ideas and applications are good for a few extra bucks here and there and (as someone who is never disappointed by finding $5 in an old jacket) I’m excited by the idea of picking up some spare change. Perhaps … Continued

Making the World a Better Place

Crowdsourcing is often thought of as the solution to a number of business problems, but the innovation obviously doesn’t stop at the limits of data entry and market research. VizWiz is a company that is using a combination of technology and crowdsourcing to answer general visual questions for people with visual impairments. Last year, VizWiz … Continued