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Science and technology

playground: copymeter

for fun I developed a simple web tool you can use online called CopyMeter (using only javascript). CopyMeter aims at measuring the originality of a text by using a search engine (Bing) to compute a ‘copy’ score at a sentence

playground: copymeter

for fun I developed a simple web tool you can use online called CopyMeter (using only javascript). CopyMeter aims at measuring the originality of a text by using a search engine (Bing) to compute a ‘copy’ score at a sentence

Mechanical Art

Few months ago I was invited by Stephane Degoutin at the ENSAD aka ‘Art Deco’, a design school to co-organize a 1-month workshop with students about experimenting new forms of crowdsourced art using Mechanical Turk, a Amazon labor market service

Mechanical Art

Few months ago I was invited by Stephane Degoutin at the ENSAD aka ‘Art Deco’, a design school to co-organize a 1-month workshop with students about experimenting new forms of crowdsourced art using Mechanical Turk, a Amazon labor market service

Crowdsourcing satellite imagery – part I

With the emergence of web 2.0 practices, new participatory approaches in GIS emerged for the last decade. An underlying challenge in crowdsourcing is the strategy used to allocate the volunteers in order to optimize a set of criteria, especially the

Crowdsourcing satellite imagery – part I

With the emergence of web 2.0 practices, new participatory approaches in GIS emerged for the last decade. An underlying challenge in crowdsourcing is the strategy used to allocate the volunteers in order to optimize a set of criteria, especially the

Social capital as contribution in citizen science projects

Contributing to a participatory projects like citizen science projects is somehow about asking volunteers to use one of their available capitals. It could be material e.g. computer/mobilephone (volunteer computing, or participatory sensing), knowledge/expertise (Q&A websites e.g. stackoverflow, quora), financial (crowd

Social capital as contribution in citizen science projects

Contributing to a participatory projects like citizen science projects is somehow about asking volunteers to use one of their available capitals. It could be material e.g. computer/mobilephone (volunteer computing, or participatory sensing), knowledge/expertise (Q&A websites e.g. stackoverflow, quora), financial (crowd

Paticipatory modeling: citizens as modelers

Can we complement or even replace physical laws by the experience of local people to model environmental phenomena? An article from [1] showed that an air quality map generated by local people could be of a good quality compared to one generated by a physical model?

In the context of a participatory and cost-effective process to monitoring  natural resources, pollution or other kinds of commons, can we also empower local communities to form an emergent computation model of a local phenomenon using their tacit knowledge coupled with real measurements?

Paticipatory modeling: citizens as modelers

Can we complement or even replace physical laws by the experience of local people to model environmental phenomena? An article from [1] showed that an air quality map generated by local people could be of a good quality compared to one generated by a physical model?

In the context of a participatory and cost-effective process to monitoring  natural resources, pollution or other kinds of commons, can we also empower local communities to form an emergent computation model of a local phenomenon using their tacit knowledge coupled with real measurements?

DIY: sensing/quantifying your food, money and tv consumption

The question of who owns the data we generate on Internet is a common and challenging problem (e.g. all privacy issues about Facebook). However, we don’t talk too much about our real life. We also generate digital traces when we

DIY: sensing/quantifying your food, money and tv consumption

The question of who owns the data we generate on Internet is a common and challenging problem (e.g. all privacy issues about Facebook). However, we don’t talk too much about our real life. We also generate digital traces when we

From participatory sensing to participatory interpretation

The wide adoption of sensor-rich mobile phones in combination with the spread of web 2.0 culture recently created the right conditions for a new scope of research referred to as participatory sensing, which comes to complement previous efforts in sensor

From participatory sensing to participatory interpretation

The wide adoption of sensor-rich mobile phones in combination with the spread of web 2.0 culture recently created the right conditions for a new scope of research referred to as participatory sensing, which comes to complement previous efforts in sensor