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SXSW 2017

Citizen Science for Serious Gamers

In 2016, Massively Multiplayer Online Science became one of the biggest citizen science efforts with the success of Project Discovery - a human protein classification game performed by the players of the massively multiplayer sci-fi game: EVE Online. In two months 100'000 gamers have submitted 13'000'000 protein classifications while gaming - an unprecedented success in citizen science and in scientific outreach. The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Wired, Nature Methods and many other journals wrote about this achievement.
Let us share with you background stories, super interesting data and our vision of the future of citizen science in video games.

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  1. How did the idea of connecting scientific research with video games came about?
  2. How does scientific research fit with video games?
  3. What is the future of citizen science in video games?


  • Attila Szantner, MMOS
  • Bergur Finnbogason, CCP


Attila Szantner, CEO, MMOS

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