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Book Excerpt: Power Play: How video games can save the world
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Power Play

Power Play: How video games can save the world by Asi Burak and Laura Parker.

The following is an excerpt from Power Play: How video games can save the world by Asi Burak and Laura Parker.

One of the most successful examples of citizen science is Lab in the Wild, an experimental platform for conducting online behavioral experiments. It was launched in 2012 by Krzysztof Gajos, an associate professor of computer science at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with the help of one of his postdoctoral researchers, Katharina Reinecke. The platform administers game-like tests online to unpaid volunteers. At the time of

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