This’ll be good—the inside story of the marvelous Zooniverse project as told by Chris Lintott. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book when it comes out in a couple of months.
A subset of one of my favourite sites on the web:
Explore the Arctic of the past from the deck of a whaling ship.
Choose your vessel and get transcribing.
The most interesting anomaly uncovered by a Zooniverse project since Hanny’s Voorwerp.
A collaboration between Zooniverse and the Imperial War Museum. Now citizen scientists can become citizen historians by classifying diaries from World War One.
This is quite remarkable. Now that the Galaxy Zoo project from Zooniverse has successfully classified all its data (already a remarkable achievement), its volunteers are now collaborating on writing a scientific paper.
There’s something going on here. This isn’t just a “cool” or “cute” link—this is the first stirring of something entirely new that is made possible by network technology.
Zooniverse have done it again. Now you can help in the hunt for sources of gravitational lensing.
It’s informative. It’s fun. It has genuine scientific value.
The latest project from Zooniverse is, as you would expect, an extremely enjoyable and useful way to spend your time: classifying animals that have captured in camera trap images.
The opening tutorial is a lesson in how to do “on-boarding” right.
A lovely piece of mainstream news reporting on Galaxy Zoo and the other Zooniverse projects, and the broader role of Citizen Science.
This is not only the single most important human endeavour that you can participate in, it is also ridiculously gorgeous.
Yet another fantastic citizen science project from Zooniverse: Whale.fm.
You can help marine researchers understand what whales are saying. Listen to the large sound and find the small one that matches it best.
The Zooniverse boffins have done it again! This time you can help to transcribe ancient Egyptian texts. Brilliant!
Those excellent Zooniverse people—who gave us such excellent projects Galaxy Zoo and the amazing Old Weather—are soliciting proposals for more citizen science efforts.
Another great Zooniverse project: find planets by looking for tell-tale signs of light distortion from distant stars.
The latest Zooniverse project is a beauty: you can help spot bubbles in infra-red images of nebulae.