Bonnie Nardi on Heteromation

Bonnie Nardi
Bonnie Nardi

From University of California Irvine, Bonnie Nardi will be giving a presentation in the School of Informatics at IU Bloomington, titled:

Heteromation: Dividing Labour between People and Machines”  (flyer)
1:30pm, May 5, 2014
Informatics East, Room 130


“Historically, computing has fashioned various divisions of labor between people and machines. Computing began with an impulse toward automation, then expanded to augmentation of the human intellect, and has now devised “heteromation” in which human labor is needed for the basic functioning of computational systems. I will discuss two heteromated systems: Mechanical Turk and the “Tribunal” in the video game League of Legends. These systems deploy various reward schemes to draw users into the system to induce them to work. The research I will talk about is unpublished, and has been conducted with Hamid Ekbia.”

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