Category Archives: crowdsourcing

Crowdsourced crisis mapping: how it works and why it matters

Marta Poblet and Pompeu Casanovas Web 2.0 tools and mobile technologies have lowered the barriers not just for people to access the internet but to create and share content. Through open-source, collaborative programs such as wikis, the creation and distribution … Continue reading

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Endeavour, Venus, and citizen science

This week, the magnificent Australian-built replica HMB Endeavour could be visited at the Waterfront City Marina in Melbourne. On 26 August 1768, the real HMB Endeavour, commanded by Lieutenant James Cook, sailed from Plymouth to the South Pacific Ocean. The aim … Continue reading

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Tagging Constitutions Online: Constitution Day in Barcelona

On Saturday morning, November 12, a group of 70 law students convened in one of the rooms of the UAB Law School to participate in Constitution Day, an international event organized by the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford’s Center … Continue reading

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Argument mapping: visualizing large-scale deliberations

Social media provide unique spaces for collaborative discussions, but we all have experienced at some point how hard it can be getting the relevant content from these long threats and sub-threats of comments. Mark Klein, a computer scientist at the … Continue reading

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We the Crowd? Constitutional Reform 2.0

What do the spring in Iceland and in Southern Mediterranean latitudes have in common? Maybe in Iceland it comes slowly later in the solstice, as stated in Ron Bayes’ poem, but in both latitudes it has certainly keened the spirits … Continue reading

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