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Climate CoLab
site Distributed Knowledge / Global Issues

Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the Climate CoLab seeks to harness the collective intelligence of people around the world to address climate change. The Climate CoLab is a forum...

Tonya Van Dijk Aug 23, 2011 12:49 am GMT1184 views
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Climate CoLab
EarthHack: Crowdsourcing the Solution to Climate Change
document Crowd Creativity

EarthHack is a new international crowdsourcing competition launched on May 29th in London, wants to achieve: to unleash the power of creative thinking on how existing technology can be...

Rebecca GutierrezMay 30, 2013 01:03 pm GMT1506 views
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EarthHack: Crowdsourcing the Solution to Climate Change
Phillips and IKEA crowdsource ‘repurposed’ cleantech solutions for the home
article Open Innovation

Global brands Phillips and IKEA have got behind a new crowdsourcing initiative that is looking for ways to cut the carbon consumed in our homes by "repurposing" existing technologies for...

Claire MackayMay 30, 2013 01:19 pm GMT950 views
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Phillips and IKEA crowdsource ‘repurposed’ cleantech solutions for the home
Crowdsourcing To Find The Future’s Carbon-Saving Solutions
article Open Innovation

Just over 6 weeks ago, the EarthHack competition was launched, asking competitors to come up with ways to save at least 1 million tons of CO2 per annum by 2020 by modifying existing technology into...

Claire MackayJul 11, 2013 02:23 am GMT993 views
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Crowdsourcing To Find The Future’s Carbon-Saving Solutions
The Human Cloud Is A Greener Workforce
document Distributed Knowledge

Broadband networks and connected computers, use energy, too. How much, in comparison to cutting commuting and plane trips, is hard to tell, but many researchers think that the Internet will end up...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 02, 2010 07:18 pm GMT744 views
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The Human Cloud Is A Greener Workforce
The Climate CoLab: Crowdsourcing Goes Green
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

“Wicked problems are those for which no single computational formulation of the problem is sufficient, for which different stakeholders do not even agree on what the problem really is, and for which there are no right or wrong answers, only answers that are better or worse from different points of view,” explains Thomas Malone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and founder of the Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI).

The intractability of the wicked problem is what first inspired Malone to dream up the
Climate CoLab. Global climate change is a perfect example of the wicked problem. There is a deadlock of perspectives on how to address climate change, how severe it is, and whether it is even real. People with different political and economic viewpoints will answer these questions differently. Malone imagined a tool that would be able to represent these mutually contentious perspectives but guide them towards solving problems and generating strategies for addressing climate change.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 14, 2011 01:19 am GMT3405 views
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Spreading Sustainability: From the Fortune 500 to the Next 5,000
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

For the companies that make up mainstream corporate America, environmental issues may still largely be seen as a cost center rather than a competitive edge. Companies can spread the principles of...

Pablo BracciniApr 28, 2011 09:53 pm GMT2419 views
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Spreading Sustainability: From the Fortune 500 to the Next 5,000
MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Professor Thomas Malone noted that organizational design theory in the 20th century is generally focused on traditional, hierarchical corporations. Furthermore , he said that as digital tools give...

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 05, 2011 10:39 pm GMT4484 views
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MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups
Stop Climate Chaos
site Distributed Knowledge / Environment (Green)

Stop Climate Chaos is UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities. Their combined supporter base of more than 11...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 02, 2011 03:01 am GMT475 views
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Stop Climate Chaos
Govt seeks views on climate change issues
document Distributed Knowledge

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the 2012 document will be an important foundation to the long term strategy and actions needed to tackle climate change beyond 2020. Several ideas have...

Marco TorquatiSep 07, 2011 08:15 pm GMT865 views
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Govt seeks views on climate change issues
Are We On The Verge Of The Greatest Entrepreneurship Bubble Ever?
article Crowdfunding

On the American scene, the Jobs Act is stalled as small group of senators look for additional investor protection. But Ellenoff points out that Title 3 of the Act is pretty protective. It limits...

Samuel BennettNov 09, 2012 02:41 am GMT1164 views
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Are We On The Verge Of The Greatest Entrepreneurship Bubble Ever?
Six Degrees
site Distributed Knowledge / Environment (Green)

Six Degrees is a campaign collective of Friends of the Earth Brisbane (FoE), which is committed to addressing the root causes of climate change and phasing out the coal industry in Queensland. This...

Fritz SchaeferJul 06, 2011 02:54 pm GMT801 views
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Six Degrees
Geocentric Crowdsourcing. Or how to put the hands-on the city
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Tom Erickson, designer and researcher in the Social Computing Group  at IBM's Watson Labs in New York, believes in crowdsourcing as a force capable to bring to citizens the ability to change the landscape of their cities and effectively create a more intelligent and livable environment. In his paper Geocentric Crowdsourcing and Smarter Cities: Enabling Urban Intelligence in Cities and Regions, Mr. Erickson explores the application of crowdsourcing to cities and regions – what he called “geocentric crowdsourcing.”

In his opinion, rather than people as passive subjects of increasingly ‘smart’ systems developed by tech companies, the vision is that smarter cities can offer a variety of ways for humans to act as first class participants, contributing their abilities to sense, analyze and act. Mr. Erickson focuses his research on designing systems that enable groups of people to interact coherently and productively: originally focused on online systems, the scope of his work has expanded to include real world environments ranging from rooms to cities.

Responding to some questions from Crowdsourcing.org, Mr. Erickson explained the concept of Geocentric Crowdsourcing and his practical application to the cities.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 08, 2011 04:52 am GMT5703 views
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Siemens moves to crowdsourcing to discover how cities are changing for the better
Distributed Knowledge

After launching a new storytelling format “/answers” together with renowned documentary filmers and journalists, Siemens, a leader in electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors, has decided to take a step forward and call filmmakers around world to tell histories of how technology is changing cities for the better.

To gather these stories, the German company is launching a video contest on Zooppa, the world’s leading source of user-generated advertising. Titled “Changing Your City for the Better,” the contest awards filmmakers who submit the most captivating short films that demonstrate how technological innovations improve urban life and create a better world.

“After launching our new storytelling format ‘/answers’ on siemens.com together with renowned documentary filmers and journalists in late February, crowdsourcing content for this magazine is the natural next step for us”, said Tobias Dennehy, Editor in Chief Corporate Communications at Siemens.
 
“After all: the web is no longer about broadcasting; it’s about listening and ‘joint-casting’. That’s exactly what we’re aiming for in our cooperation with zooppa: listen to the community, get new, surprising impulses for our digital corporate flagship magazine /answers around urban life in the 21st century,” he added.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 14, 2011 03:50 pm GMT5366 views
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eBird's Crowdsourced Birdwatching Data Used to Track Global Warming's Impact on Migratory Birds
document Distributed Knowledge

There is so much evidence for global warming coming from so many sources that it can't be denied. One more of those uses data that has been crowd-sourced by a citizen science organization...

Pablo BracciniFeb 25, 2012 02:57 am GMT1245 views
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eBird's Crowdsourced Birdwatching Data Used to Track Global Warming's Impact on Migratory Birds
Planning for the future in urban design
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Mapping and complementing satellite maps with user-generated maps is a powerful method to make the invisible visible. Crowdsourcing and community-based mapping such as Seeclickfix, Open Street Map...

Harshida PatelJun 29, 2012 03:14 am GMT1025 views
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Planning for the future in urban design
Technology That Could Reduce Heating Bills by up to 20% Wins Innovation Competition
document Open Innovation

Commenting on the crowdsourcing competition, Robert Trezona, EarthHack judge, cleantech venture capitalist, said: "This has been a great process, attracting a large number of ideas. Some of...

Rebecca GutierrezSep 25, 2013 01:07 pm GMT1241 views
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Technology That Could Reduce Heating Bills by up to 20% Wins Innovation Competition
NASA’s Open Data Commitment and the Water Hackathon
blog Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The Open Data project, which is part of the NASA Open Government Initiative, is intended to improve access to NASA data. This open data catalog is a continually growing listing of publicly...

Tim SatterthwaiteSep 26, 2011 01:31 pm GMT1559 views
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NASA’s Open Data Commitment and the Water Hackathon
Crowdsourcing Climate Tech: Where is the Department of Energy?
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

It is too bad that the Department of Energy charged with developing our new energy future can't even use today's most modern technology innovation strategies. It is even odder still that...

Jason RobbinsOct 19, 2011 09:36 pm GMT1608 views
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Crowdsourcing Climate Tech: Where is the Department of Energy?
Comparing the Labor Clouds of Kaggle and CrowdFlower (from SXSW 2012)
Cloud Labor

This is a summary of South by Southwest’s talk “Getting a Crowd to Work for You: For Pay or Play?” featuring CrowdFlower founder Lukas Biewald and Kaggle founder Anthony Goldsbloom. They discussed how crowdsource work is transforming traditional business and research, provided background on their companies, and offered insights on the motivations of people involved with crowdsourcing.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 10, 2012 01:44 pm GMT4887 views
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