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We turn five!

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:37:08 +0000

Five years ago, we were in the final run up to the official launch of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, at an event that happened in May 2010. And such a lot has happened since then! We’ve worked on a range of projects, from helping sort out linguistic issues with domain names and how best […]


PanoptiCam launched

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:56:14 +0000

  PanoptiCam is a new project running a surveillance camera on Jeremy Bentham’s cabinet in the university’s South Cloisters: Seeing Jeremy Bentham’s auto-icon can evoke a wide array of emotions from surprise and shock to mirth. PanoptiCam captures people’s reaction using a webcam mounted above the auto-icon, with the camera feed posted to our website […]


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lecture Ville Miettinen will talk about Digitalkoot (Digital Volunteers) and its effort to digitise some of Finland's historical documents and archival materials.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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