The votes are in from our Oscar crowdsourcing experiment, and the crowd successfully picked the winners of 14 of the academy awards. For reference, Roger Ebert got 15 predictions correct so we’d have to conclude that the crowd performed reasonably well at predicting the winners of this glorified popularity contest.
Posts Categorized: Art
Writing is easy. Just sit in front of a typewriter, open up a vein and bleed it out drop by drop. – Red Smith When I was in college, a professor I respected said that one of the best ways to demystify writing is to write like people you admire. Specifically, to find passages that… Read more »
A few months ago, I started a blog written by Mechanical Turk workers. Eight times a day, on the hour, a script posts a personal question on MTurk. The questions are randomly selected from a subset of the Proust Questionnaire. Example questions include: What is your favorite food and drink? What is your idea of misery?… Read more »
When you were a kid, did you ever want to be in a famous band? Now you can be part of the next best thing … and you can even tell your younger self about it. Arcade Fire has collaborated with Google and Chris Milk to set up a crowdsourced art project that anyone with… Read more »
Brendan and I wrote a chapter for an O’Reilly book called Beautiful Data. We took a lot of the analysis from earlier blog posts and distilled it into a longer book chapter about exploring a large data set and turning the messy data into beautiful, compelling graphs. We tried to highlight the tools and techniques… Read more »