The sound collage, “Social Distance, Haiku, and You,” pulls together haikus about life in quarantine from all over the world.  

Quarantine projects curate pandemic-inspired art

Coronavirus Art

Today, thanks to the internet, we’re not so alone during our lives in lockdown. Numerous international art projects are harnessing the crowdsourcing power of the internet to curate art about life in quarantine. 

A Google Maps image of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franciso.

Want to know if the mall is crowded? That’s just one of the promises of future maps

Stephen (left) and Shadrack (center) Osero from Kenya discuss their project for using human waste as a source of green power at this year's Climate CoLab conference at MIT. The brothers were among the winners of this year's CoLab contest, which crowdsourc

An MIT project crowdsources local solutions in the fight against climate change


In ‘Twitch Plays Pokemon,’ a million people played one character in a 16-day videogame

Lifestyle & Belief
Triathlete Sebastian Kienle of Germany reacts to the crowd after coming in third place at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, October 12, 2013

A crowdsourced crowd is cool, but nothing beats real sports spectators


When Kickstarter campaigns succeeds, but promises aren’t kept, there’s little recourse

Arts, Culture & Media

Millions of dollars have been generated for creative projects through Kickstarter. But not all projects that meet their fundraising goals are successfully brought to completion. And that can sometimes lead to headaches, hurt feelings, or worse.

Eyebrows raised as Kickstarter touts its increased funding of the arts

Arts, Culture & Media

Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform that collects donations for creative projects of all kinds, contributed $67 million to arts projects in 2011. According a Kickstarter founder, the site is on track to distribute more money to the arts in 2012 than the National Endowment for the Arts.

A passionate call for more African media

Global Politics

The media over emphasize the problems in Africa, neglect the good stories, and don’t give solutions, according to one prominent African blogger.

Doctors embrace online health forums

Health & Medicine

Patients with life-threatening diseases are finding communities online. But what happens when people take their health information into their own hands online?

Crowdsourcing crisis information in Kenya

A group of Kenyan developers are about to launch a new version of software that will help communities map and predict violence.