Author Archive for carl.lens
December 2007 I wrote about the early successes of Galaxy Zoo (read the Pro-Am revolution reached astronomy). Ever since I have been subscribed to their newsletter to be kept up to date on the great stuff they are doing there. The story so far has been thrilling.
The original Galaxy Zoo was launched in July 2007, […]
If you’ve seen this video before, you’ll probably like seeing it again. If it’s a first, I am happy to have shared this piece of entertaining truth…
In our work with CreativeCrowds we are really working in this space. It’s impossible to start stuff like “crowdsourcing” if you are not open for dialogue!
This post is for the 24 hours of innovation. “My half time pep talk“.
Halfway 2009 is a great time to evaluate and look ahead. Thinking about the state of the art of crowdsourcing I can’t help but notice that this must me the time that crowdsourcing is getting less hip and more productive. Working at […]
May 15th this blog will be participating in the 24 hours of innovation.
“The 24 Hours of Innovation is a non-stop, online marathon of innovation initiatives around the world. The 24 hours are divided in time slots, each one featuring an exciting innovation initiative ranging from an innovative auction to product launches, start-ups and creativity sessions. […]
While ABN Amro is tmissing the poin, Kiva.org is the living example of the joy that money can bring. Traditional banks are dealing with money, Kiva is dealing with passion. Stories like this short movie are a great example (via):
A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Kiva.org Loan from Kieran Ball on Vimeo.
I stumbled upon a great webdesign project that took place in the past two years. The insight the project offers is very useful when thinking about crowdsourcing; its even a crowdsourcing project itself!
The project is called Vormator and is all about the above eight shapes. The designers participating in the project have this set of […]
Goosegrade is a new service that allows blog readers to suggest edits to blogs. Bloggers that don’t have editors (they don’t) can now trust on the crowd to do that job. “As a blogger, I was used to receiving e-mails from conscientious readers saying it’s ‘its’ not ‘it’s’,” explains John Brooks Pounders (c0-founder). “The idea […]
A short quote of Bob Lefsetz over at Seth Godin’s blog caught my attention. It symbolizes an important point to make about crowdsourcing and this blog.
A rock star is not someone who takes the temperature, who gauges the marketplace before he creates his “art”. A rock star is someone who needs to create and is […]
Clay Shirky came up with a word that solves the problem of explaining the essence of crowdsourcing: “cognitive surplus”. This is the unused potential of the minds of 6,7 billion people. Social media is unlocking this potential. Technology allows us to be creative and productive instead of consumptive. Or as Shirky puts it:
We watched I […]
In the advent of publishing Jeff Howe’s Book “Crowdsourcing”, Crown publishers made a nice trailer about the book. Jeff gave us a copy already so before the launch date August 26 we will write a thorough summary.