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How well do Google image results represent reality?

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:26 +0000

Much has been written about Sir Tim Hunt’s remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul earlier this month. The debate has developed in a number of directions, including a discussion about the gender representation in images returned by Google’s image search, with a specific example being made of the male-dominated results when […]


Digital Classicist seminar: dissertation special

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:50:31 +0000

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday June 26th at 16:30, in Room G31, Foster Court, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT The seminar this week features Digital Humanities / Digital Classics MA and MSc students from both UCL and KCL giving short presentations on their dissertation research. Two are on the MA/MSc […]


Digitalkoot: Electrifying Finnish Cultural Heritage

Publication date: Mar 07, 2011 01:22 PM

Start: Mar 10, 2011 04:15 PM

Location: Malet Place Engineering Building 1.20 (Access through Roberts Building)


In this lecture Ville Miettinen will talk about Digitalkoot (Digital Volunteers) and its effort to digitise some of Finland's historical documents and archival materials. A joint project between the National Library of Finland and Microtask, Digitalkoot harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to mobilise people to help digitise millions of pages of archival materials.

The project consists of two online games; its online gaming experience provides both entertainment and the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of Finland’s cultural heritage, engaging tens of thousands of volunteers in a playful form of digitisation.

Miettinen is an entrepreneur and investor from Finland who takes a keen interest in crowdsourcing, cloud labour, and human computation. A veteran programmer, Miettinen has a background in computer graphics. He co-founded Hybrid Graphics, a company pioneering real-time 3D graphics. Miettinen is the founder and CEO of Microtask, a company specialising in technologies of distributing digital labour. He is also a partner at Lots, a venture capital firm in media technology, as well as an investor and a board member of several high-tech, social media, and games companies in Finland and the USA.

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