Crowdsourcing Historical Climate Data and Papyrus Transcriptions

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 11:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom IX (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Chris Lintott, Citizen Science Alliance
Chris Lintott is the chair of the Citizen Science Alliance which builds and operates the Zooniverse network of online citizen science projects which grew from Galaxy Zoo, which invited participants to classify a million galaxies. More than 350,000 people have taken part in Zooniverse projects, which include Old Weather – which transcribes historical and climate data from ship’s logs – and a project to transcribe the Oxyrhynchus papyri.