Creative life of citizenscience

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: erinmaochu



Creativity and learning comes from the edgy of citizen science.

#CSS14 Creative life of #citizenscience @erinmaochu

…the sunflower is mine… Van Gogh 1880

1. Crowdsource number patterns in nature dataset 2. Engage 3000 people from Greater Manchester 3. Learn about Turing & how number patterns work in sunflowers 4. Provide a media story

What did people do?

Cross Platform Behaviour

Open Voice Community Choir

Lessons Learned Build Community Key partnerships Support contributors Provide learning resources Recognise contributions Opportunity Post-disciplinary research Extend reach & demographics Build audience & content Promotes learning

“If we work together in the garden, maybe we can work together in crisis…. Dig In!” Wendy Brawer

Music Cognition Group

Edgy #citizenscience Working at the 'edge’ – making use of resources through collaboration (Carolyn Kagan, 2007)

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References Cagan, K (2007) Working at the Edge, Psychologist, Vol 20, part 4, pp224 - 227 Roy, H.E., Pocock, M.J.O., Preston, C.D., Roy, D.B., Savage, J., Tweddle, J.C. & Robinson, L.D. (2012) Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring. Final Report. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Natural History Museum on behalf of UK-EOF. 175pp Tweddle, J.C., Robinson, L.D., Pocock, M.J.O & Roy, H.E. (2012). Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for UK-EOF. Riesch H, Potter C and Davies, L (2013) Combining citizen science with public engagement: the open air laboratories programme. Journal of Science Communication 1 – 18; Frietag, A, Pfeffer, M.J. (2013) Process, not product: Investigating Recommendations for improving Citizen Science "Success". PLoS ONE 8(5): e64079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064079 Banks, S. (et al) (2013) 'Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research', in Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences

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