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Technology june 2, 2016

Tablet Software Helps Campaign Volunteers Better Canvass Neighborhoods

Polis gives campaign HQs real time analytics while assisting volunteers in the field

Innovation march 18, 2016

Crowdsourcing the Skies for Better Search and Rescue

Drones and 'virtual' rescue volunteers unite to bring speedier aid to survivors

Work july 2, 2013

Photographer Brings Childhood Nightmares To Life [Pics]

An artist that explores our deepest, darkest, earliest fears and captures them on film

Cities may 16, 2013

Citizens Help Astronomers Spot Galaxies Computers Can’t Find

The SpaceWarps project invites people to look at images of space to identify galaxies that bend light around them.

Technology november 19, 2012

Project Turns Emails Into Beautiful, Handwritten Letters [Pics]

Snail Mail My Email is a collaborative project that turned people's digital messages into physical works of art.

Retail october 17, 2012

IKEA Asks Volunteers To Help Them Move Their Store [Video]

When the retailer moved locations in Bergen, Norway, they decided to ask the local people to help out with different tasks to engage with the community.

Mobile september 18, 2012

London Cinema Uses Covert Ninjas To Hush Rude Moviegoers

The Prince Charles Cinema in London is using volunteers clad in black lycra body suits to warn people who chat to their friends or use their cellphone in the theater.

Work march 22, 2012

Dutch Cafe Doubles As Community Repair Shop

A number of these places are appearing across The Netherlands, with volunteers who help mend broken appliances, electronics and other objects.

Gaming & Play december 14, 2011

How To Locate Livable Planets Out Beyond Our Solar System [Future Of Gaming]

PSFK spoke about the Future Of Gaming with the Project Lead of Planet Hunters, a browser-based online platform that asks participants to help discover evidence of planets outside of our solar system.

Innovation october 17, 2011

Makeshift Kitchen At ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Serves Up Eclectic Cuisine

Those sympathetic to the protestors send out food donations, which are then sorted and prepared by volunteers.

IoT september 1, 2010

Designing Better Tools For Communication During Crisis

A prototype platform demonstrates how web and mobile tools can help workers in rescue situations.

Mobile april 20, 2010

An Internet-Enabled Rescue Dog

Internet Messenger Dog is a conceptual project in which trained dogs are strapped with Internet-enabled jackets to allow survivors of a disaster to send messages to their family.


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