Join Historypin and UCLDH to geo-tag artworks from the Imperial War Museums’ First World War art collection.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:53:57 +0000
Historypin is setting up shop in one of the UCL cluster rooms and asking anyone who is interested in crowdsourcing to help with geo-tag 100s of paintings around the globe. 17:30 Wednesday 26th February B29, Foster Court We have been given access to the Imperial War Museums’ astounding First World War art collection. We need [...]Read more...
MLA Convention 2014, Chicago
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:12:37 +0000
by Kelli Massa The MLA (Modern Language Association) Convention was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA from 8 January to 12 January 2014, just days after the first wave of the polar vortex struck North America freezing the shores of Lake Michigan. I attended the convention on behalf of UCLDH to [...]Read more...
Digitalkoot: Electrifying Finnish Cultural Heritage
Publication date: Mar 7, 2011 1:22:42 PM
Start: Mar 10, 2011 4:15:00 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lecture Ville Miettinen will talk about Digitalkoot (Digital Volunteers) and its effort to digitise some of Finland's historical documents and archival materials.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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