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The London Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2012
The London Citizen Cyberscience Summit in 2012 brought together more than 170 Citizen Science enthusiasts and scientists with a background from a wide range of Web-based science projects. The summit focused on the cross disciplinary aspects of Citizen Cyberscience ranging from public engagement, motivations and incentives (vizzuality.com, SciStarter.com, Startdust@home, EvolutionMegaLag.org) to the ethics of citizen science and DIY tools and methods that put the power of Citizen Cyberscience in the hands of the citizens (Public Laboratory for Open Science and Technology, Arduino, Rasberry Pie, Air Quality Egg) and much more.
The hackfest on the third day gave everyone an opportunity to roll-up their sleeves and and develop new and innovative tools and solutions that would harness citizens' drive and catalyse their creativity. Grassroots activists, citizen scientists, academics, students, journalists, artists and hackers networked and shared their viewpoints, skills and motivations in this intense three day journey that culminated in the official inauguration of Extreme Citizen Science.
This page contains links to all our live blog posts, written by the ExCiteS team. It also provides links to external news articles and blog posts featuring the summit.
Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2012:
Thursday 16th of February
The spectrum of Citizen Science
- Learning from two citizen science case studies: EvolutionMegaLab.org and iSpot.org.uk – Jonathan Silvertown
- Without Citizens you don’t get the Science – Lessons from projects with 60 to 6 million contributions – Simon Tokumine
- Community-source structured metadata of English place-names – Stuart Dunn
Engagement, motivations and incentives
- Motivation by Design: Technologies, Experiences, and Incentives – Andrea Wiggins
- Motivation, engagement, and learning outcomes – Tina Philips
- Drivers of participation in citizen cyberscience projects: an empirical study of Stardust@home – Ofer Arazy
Citizen cyberscience around the world
- Citizen Cyberscience in South Africa – Ngoni Munyaradzi
- Citizen Science in China – Wenjing Wu
- ForestWatchers (Brazil) – Daniel Gonzalez
- e-infrastructures for citizen science: an EC perspective – Kirsti Ala-Mutka
Friday 17th of February
- Mobile Citizen Science – David Aanensen & Tom Igoe
- Tom Igoe at the Citizen Cyberscience Summit – Keynote
Science by citizens
- Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-Source Development of Tools for Grassroots Science – Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie
- Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Instant Wild - Alasdair Davies
- Citizen Science in the EU project EveryAware – Vittorio Loreto
- Participatory noise mapping works! An evaluation of participatory sensing as an alternative to standard techniques for environmental monitoring – Ellie D’Hondt
The citizens of Citizens Science
- Being a citizen scientist – Darlene Cavalier
- Experience in the Riverfly trust - Bridget Peacock
- Rechenkraft - Uwe Beckert
- CERN@school -Becky Parker
- Community air pollution monitoring in London - Louise Francis
The art of Citizen Science
- Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) - Lisa Haskel and Nicola Triscott, The Arts Catalyst, London
- The Normal Flora Project: Bacteria and Bioart - Anna Dumitriu
- Participatory Sensing - Eric Paulos
Saturday 18th of February
- Open Knowledge and science - Rufus Pollock
- Open science: legal concerns for online collaborators
Ecological Citizen Science
- DIY workshop: Arduino-based thermal and humidity sensor
- DIY workshop: Public Laboratory Thermal Flashlight Workshop
The summit was also featured in speakers' blogs, news articles, social media and radio broadcasts:
- LiveStream of the talks and presentations
External blog posts:
- Muki Haklay's personal blog "London Citizen Cyberscience Summit – new collaborations and ideas"
- GridCast blog (including some video interviews)
- Summit speaker Andrea Wiggins' blog of day 1, day 2 and day 3
- Nicola Triscott from the Arts Catalyst: "Extreme citizen science: rainforests, urban jungles and the arctic perspective"
- Célya Gruson-Daniel, discussion of the summit in French at MyScienceWork
- An intricate and detailed collection of the twitter posts, commentary and photos from the first day of the summit
- Nature news: "Citizen science goes extreme"
- New Scientist blog post "Interactive maps help pygmy tribes fight back"
- Le Monde also reports on "Un laboratoire de l’extrême"
- New Scientist post on the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) development of a thermal flashlight in "Thermal flashlight 'paints' cold rooms with colour"
- The China Dialogue broad review of the summit "Scientists and Citizens"
My Science Work Flikr photo collection
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