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Cognitive Labor, Crowdsourcing, and Cultural History of Human/Machine Assemblages LEA Magazine Article

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LEA Volume 17 Issue 1
Senior Editor for this issue: Lanfranco Aceti

Reference: Ayhan Aytes, “Cognitive Labor, Crowdsourcing, and Cultural History of Human/Machine Assemblages,” ed. Lanfranco Aceti, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Mish Mash) 17, no. 1 (2011): 118-127.

Cognitive Labor, Crowdsourcing, and Cultural History of Human/Machine Assemblages
by Ayhan Aytes
Article DOI: 10.5900/SU_9781906897116_2011.17(1)_118

In November 2005, Amazon Web Services started a web-based labor market where workers from across the world can choose and complete human intelligence tasks (HITS) designed by corporate developers. Labor required for fulfilling HITS varies: finding and matching information and images, translating text, transcribing audio, tagging images, answering surveys or visiting a blog. The amount of pay for each HIT ranges from one cent to several US dollars.

Full article is available for download as a pdf at the bottom of the page.

The first issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is published on line as free PDF but will also be rolled out as Amazon Print on Demand and will be available on iTunes, iPad, Kindle and other e-publishing outlets. As the Mish Mash issue becomes available on the different platforms we will send out announcements via LEA’s mailing list and through LEA’s social networks. To view the full list of articles in the table of content please click here.

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