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Shapeways Raises $6.2 Million from Lux Capital
Crowd Creativity, Tools

Shapeways announced today that it raised $6.2 million from Lux Capital, a New York venture capital firm. The company helps people create objects using 3D printing technology. It has printed over one million products in a number of different materials, ranging from “Elasto Plastic” to sterling silver.

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Anton RootJun 19, 2012 10:02 pm GMT5131 views
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165,000 Photos Submitted During Second Annual Wiki Loves Monuments Photography Contest
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Wiki Loves Monuments is not finished yet – it’s a continuous project, but the contest that ran through the month of September is now over. The national juries will deliberate in the coming month...

Jason RobbinsOct 03, 2011 03:57 pm GMT0 views
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165,000 Photos Submitted During Second Annual Wiki Loves Monuments Photography Contest
Fashion Label Uses Crowdsourcing to Design Product Range
document Crowd Creativity

Drawing on young talent and getting the public vote to decide what goes to production ensures design is kept fresh and only items that will sell are manufactured.

Samuel BennettOct 04, 2011 10:37 pm GMT0 views
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Fashion Label Uses Crowdsourcing to Design Product Range
LEGO CUUSOO Searching for Ideas
document Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

The LEGO Group has been collaborating with CUUSOO, which has more than 10 tears of open innovation and crowd sourcing, since 2008 on a Japanese site. The platform attracted hundreds of ideas and...

Samuel BennettOct 04, 2011 11:08 pm GMT0 views
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LEGO CUUSOO Searching for Ideas
HGTV exec: Crowdsourcing essential for targeting consumers
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

According to Chris Pitre, a social marketing strategist, there are four types of crowdsourcing. There is crowd creation, which is very popular and includes flash mobs and a lot of art...

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HGTV exec: Crowdsourcing essential for targeting consumers
Allies in Art
document Crowd Creativity

Participants can upload their self-portraits to the site for free large-scale printing, then are tasked with displaying the blown-up photo in a high-traffic location.

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Allies in Art
The Chairman (Trailer)
video Crowd Creativity

The Chairman is a weekly webisode series. The 'Chairman' himself is a New Yorker who reads a small excerpt from the official NYWI script in each episode. With the engagement of a story...

Samuel BennettOct 08, 2011 10:40 am GMT0 views
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How Crowdsourcing Is Transforming Business
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing is both a social and collaborative mindset that many businesses need to embrace no matter whether that is to foster and develop interaction in communities or to scale and develop more...

Jason RobbinsOct 09, 2011 04:30 am GMT0 views
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3D Printing Community to Crowdsource Saving a Species
document Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

According to Bre Pettis, founder of Makerbot: "Hermit crabs don’t make their own shells. They scavenge their homes. And now, hermit crabs are facing a housing shortage as the worldwide...

Fiona MaresOct 22, 2011 04:48 pm GMT0 views
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3D Printing Community to Crowdsource Saving a Species
November 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing.org is pleased to present our November 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” infographic, which reflects our revised industry taxonomy and is aligned with Crowdsourcing.org's category structure. The infographic is available below (an ultra high-resolution version will be available for download from the site after CrowdConf2011).

In addition to updated site listings, this new version contains a number of important changes that reflect the current views of our research and editorial teams and input from our viewers. The previous taxonomy identified seven applications of crowdsourcing as well as a ‘Tools’ category — eight in total. After a period of considerable review, we’ve settled on six main categories of crowdsourcing.

"The whole purpose of creating the much needed crowdsourcing taxonomy is to provide a framework for the industry and to structure the discussion going forward,” says Carl Esposti, founder of Crowdsourcing.org. “As with all taxonomies, it must evolve as it is reviewed and refined."

"Crowdsourcing isn’t a static phenomenon," Esposti continues. "This is the third generation of our taxonomy, which we first launched at CrowdConf2010."

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Eric BlattbergOct 30, 2011 08:27 pm GMT0 views
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Spidvid's Lessons Learned About the Crowd and Video Production
Crowd Creativity

Spidvid founder Jeremy Campbell shares some lessons on crowdsourcing and online video.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 15, 2011 09:29 pm GMT0 views
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The five crowdsourcing categories ranked: Popularity in social media
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

What do the world’s social media users think about crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing.org partnered with KL Communications to find out.

Using a tool called Netbase, which indexes and analyzes millions of conversations across the web, Crowdsourcing.org and KLC analyzed data for the top 15 sites generating the most buzz for each of the five main crowdsourcing categories in Crowdsourcing.org’s Directory: cloud labor, crowd creativity, crowdfunding, distributed knowledge and open innovation. This report examines a year of data — timeframe: November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011 — garnered from Facebook, Twitter, blogs, forums, news sites and consumer reviews.

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Eric BlattbergJan 13, 2012 01:10 am GMT0 views
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'Co-creation' is the new crowdsourcing
document Crowd Creativity

Co-creation is the difference between people creating a great idea for you and people working with you to make a good idea great. It works because even the greatest creative rarely knows the...

Pablo BracciniJan 18, 2012 10:00 pm GMT0 views
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'Co-creation' is the new crowdsourcing
The Creative Crowd Finds a Home in the Cloud
Crowd Creativity

We've already examined how the online public seems to feel about Crowdfunding, as well as Cloud Labor. Now, this week we're going to look at the data for Crowd Creativity platforms.

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What Professional Designers Can Learn from the DIY Crowd
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Success stories are everywhere. The Hidden Radio & Bluetooth Speaker, a recent project by John VDN and Vitor Santa Maria, has received raves from Wired.com, Core77 and BoingBoing. Designers...

Harshida PatelFeb 08, 2012 02:00 pm GMT0 views
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Getting More of the Crowd into Mainstream Manufacturing
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Software analyst Derek Singleton shares his thoughts on ushering the crowd deeper into the manufacturing process.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 12, 2012 04:35 pm GMT0 views
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Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained, a Short Animated Film by Crowdsourcing.org
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

A short animated film by Crowdsourcing.org, narrated by Crowdsourcing.org's Founder, Carl Esposti, describing the four different ways Crowdsourcing works and the five different categories of things you can do with crowdsourcing.

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Carl EspostiMar 16, 2012 04:26 am GMT0 views
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Crowd-Powered: Why Doritos Lets Fans Make Its Super Bowl Ads
document Crowd Creativity

For six years, Doritos has held its Crash the Super Bowl, a program that relies on the consumer to turn its Super Bowl airtime into one of the most memorable ads of the evening.The Doritos brand...

Pablo BracciniApr 06, 2012 01:20 am GMT0 views
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Crowd-Powered: Why Doritos Lets Fans Make Its Super Bowl Ads
Top Down or From the Grassroots? How to Crowdsource a Creative Hit
Crowd Creativity

During this Rennaissance period of crowd creation, ambitious projects are being initiated both from the top offices of global corporations and from the grassroots of huge online communities.

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Eric MackMay 08, 2012 04:26 pm GMT0 views
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Disruptive Influences: Crowdsourcing and the 3D Printing Revolution
Crowd Creativity

It is now possible to buy something pretty close to a Star Trek replicator for a few hundred dollars (or a few thousand if you don't want to play Scottie and build from a kit). The era of 3D printing is upon us, and if you listen to some of its devotees, it's going to change the world.

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Ville MiettinenApr 26, 2012 02:32 pm GMT0 views
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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing
document Crowd Creativity

This year 3D printing technology, crowd-sourcing information scored big points, making their way into the slew of fascinating designs that reinvision how we interpret information and how we...

Samuel BennettMay 20, 2012 03:11 am GMT0 views
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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing