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      Turing’s Sunflowers: Public research and the role of museums



      Proceedings of EVA London 2020 (EVA 2020)

      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

      6th July – 9th July 2020

      Alan Turing, Citizen science, Crowdsourcing, Museums, Public engagement, Public research



            In recent years, public engagement in museums is increasingly being influenced by the paradigm of “citizen science”, that is, active participation in research teams by members of the general public with no formal training in the field of research concerned. This paper provides an overview of citizen science approaches which museums can deploy using online platforms, digital tools and apps. It also aims to highlight challenges and innovations, as well as possible opportunities for cultural organisations to include public participation in research and knowledge creation.


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            July 2020
            July 2020
            : 32-39
            [0001]Centre for the Digital Transformation of Health

            University of Melbourne

            [0002]School of Engineering

            London South Bank University

            United Kingdom
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            Proceedings of EVA London 2020
            EVA 2020
            6th July – 9th July 2020
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
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