Speaker: Seth Cooper
About the session
Foreword by Seth Cooper:
“Rather than solving problems with a purely computational approach, combining humans and computers can provide a means for solving problems neither could solve alone. Video games provide a compelling framework for this approach: they are a natural space for problem solving and can foster the engagement necessary for people to make a contribution.
I will describe the challenges of mapping real-world problems onto games and ways to address these challenges. As a primary example I will discuss Foldit, an online game about biochemistry whose players have contributed to several scientific discoveries through gameplay. I will also discuss other current problem solving game projects and future possibilities.”
About the host
When and where?
August 7th 2:00 – 3:00 pm @ The Grass, 3rd floor Lanchester Library
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