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An Environmental Model for the Next 250 Years: Seattle's Bullitt Center - Urban Land

An Environmental Model for the Next 250 Years: Seattle's Bullitt Center - Urban Land | creative reuse | Scoop.it
Urban Land An Environmental Model for the Next 250 Years: Seattle's Bullitt Center Urban Land The wide, wood-heavy staircase encourages leg-powered locomotion over use of the tucked-away elevator, which actually generates electricity on its...
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Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds

Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds | creative reuse | Scoop.it

"Stanford computer scientists have created a website to help organizers plan events that are more likely to succeed or allow them to pull the plug on impending flops before they occur.

The website, called Catalyst, is based on a behavioral science concept known as the threshold model of collective action, which posits that people may be reluctant to commit to participating in activity until they see others taking part, at which point interest surges and the activity becomes successful. But if participation doesn’t reach this threshold point, the event is likely to fail.

Catalyst builds this principle into software. The website allows people to enter a few details, such as date, time, description of the event and the number of participants needed to make it a success. If signups don't hit this threshold point by the deadline, Catalyst emails organizers and would-be participants a warning."


Via Howard Rheingold
Terre Tulsiak's insight:

Good concept but like meetup- what about those serial signer-uppers that don't show? You have to make an event seem VIP to get certain demographic to attend.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:14 PM

In my 2002 book (12 years ago!) Smart Mobs, I called it "technologies of cooperation" -- working with Institute for the Future, I co-authored a report on Technologies of Cooperation -- and now we're beginning to see computer scientists converge with what social scientists know about collective action to design software that can help people crowdsource.

Stuart Shulman's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:26 AM

Howard was indeed ahead of his time and an early influence on my own digital divide and digital citizenship research.

Vonny~'s curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:49 PM

Has possibilities!!! :)