Biweekly links for 06/27/2008
- John Lilly: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami
- John Lilly, Mozilla’s CEO, on Murakami’s new book “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”
- Karim Lakhani and Ned Gulley on collaborative innovation
- “a week-long open collaborative competition for MATLAB programmers…Anyone can modify anyone else’s code and resubmit it as their own… winning entries on average have contributions from 30 people.”
- For Best Results, Forget the Bonus
- “Most of us… take for granted that incentives in the workplace are successful. After all, such incentives are basically rewards, and rewards work, don’t they? The answer, surprisingly, is mostly no.”
- Craig Venter: Creating synthetic life (TED talk)
- Galaxy Zoo Blog » Open Data and the Discovery of the “Voorwerp”
- Galaxy Zoo is a project using open data and volunteer labour to classify galaxies. One of the volunteers, a German Schoolteacher named Hanny, noticed a strange blue blob near one of the galaxy images. It’s still a mystery what the blob is.
- Knowledge production pipeline « Monday Begins on Saturday
- Good summary of Science2.0, emphasizing how the key to new models of publication is new metrics for research activity.
- Slaying Monsters for Science
- A scientific conference in World of Warcraft: “Although the participants all died during the final day’s social event — a massive raid on an enemy fort — they agree that this event is a glimpse at the future of scientific exchange.”
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