Crowdsourcing

connectivity issues

A Hurricane Maria 'Tech Brigade' Is Helping Connect the Puerto Rican Diaspora

The Brigade's efforts also highlight the limits to approaching disaster relief with code and information systems.
Caroline Haskins
10.5.17
Policing The Web

Volunteers Are Helping Europol Geo-Locate Child Abuse Images

In June, the European Union's law enforcement agency launched a crowdsourcing project to identify items in child abuse images. Online sleuths have already matched plenty of localized objects.
Joseph Cox
7.10.17
Sci-Fi

Aliens Occupy the Earth in Neill Blomkamp's New Short Film, 'Rakka'

Sigourney Weaver leads a band of rebels, and that's just the beginning of the latest from the man behind 'District 9' and 'Chappie'.
Beckett Mufson
6.16.17
Big Eye

We’re Fighting Famine in South Sudan With Images From Outer Space

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, DigitalGlobe, and thousands of online volunteers partner up to map out displacement in crisis-stricken regions.
Becky Ferreira
5.12.17
thump news

option4's Crowdsourced Producer Competition Ends in Mystery

UPDATE: The identity of The Munk Machine has been revealed.
David Garber
5.9.17
Features

How One Promoter Is Using Crowdsourcing to Change the Way We Book Parties

We caught up with Denver-based producer, DJ, and promoter, Brennen Bryarly (a.k.a Option4) to learn about his efforts to help even the DJ playing field.
David Garber
5.3.17
Film

Adorably Spooky Stop-Motion Animation Explores Life After Debt

Stop-motion animator Simon Allen talks about the struggle of making 'Mother’s Peak' after having his funding was pulled.
Andrew Salomone
3.16.17
Art

We Talked to the Artist Behind Space's First Native Sculpture

It's one small step for an artist, one giant leap for artist-kind.
Beckett Mufson
12.6.16
nasa

Amateur Scientists Are Finding 'Spiders' on Mars

NASA's 'Project Four' lets anyone with an internet connection look for spider-like frozen carbon dioxide features.
Samantha Cole
10.21.16
Washington Nationals

Axe-Murderers Be Damned, Nats Fans Are Crowdsourcing Rides for Game 5 Because DC Metro Won't Run

The D.C. Metro stops running at midnight and the Nats game is scheduled to start after 8 PM.
Mike Vorkunov
10.13.16
short circuit

Players of 'EVE Online' Are Improving Our Knowledge of Proteins in Human Cells

With "Project Discovery," EVE Online players are helping to classify proteins in human cells.
Leif Johnson
6.23.16
jordan

Archaeologists Find Mysterious Monument in Petra Using Satellite Imagery

For over two-thousand years, a massive, mysterious structure has been hiding in plain sight.
Sarah Emerson
6.11.16
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