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Amateur Players. Amateur Creators

Amateur Players. Amateur Creators

The Citizen Sort video games incorporate citizen science activities and entertaining gameplay. By helping scientists with classification tasks, you will participate in real scientific research. In Happy Match! and Forgotten Island, you will sort through images of different species and categorize them depending on questions scientists designed themselves. But a major question remains, who designed … Continue reading

Game for Good

Game for Good

Why Play? Citizen Sort is a research project at Syracuse University. With the help of designers, artists and programmers, Citizen Sort is creating three different games to encourage citizens to get involved in scientific research.  Here is a description of each game. Hunt & Gather is a great tool for scientists and enthusiasts to help … Continue reading

Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Take a moment to think back to the volcano you made in elementary school. Whether you used cardboard, paper maché or  the more advanced barb wire technique you took part in a science experiment. And sure, your experiment didn’t change the way scientists researched volcanoes but you were en route to becoming a citizen scientist. … Continue reading