Seth Cooper

Why is my joystick smarter than your stethoscope?

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About Seth Cooper

Seth Cooper is the former Creative Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, and currently Assistant Professor at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, where he received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering. His current research focuses on using video games to solve difficult scientific problems. He is co-creator, lead designer, and developer of Foldit, a scientific discovery game that has allowed video gamers to advance the field of biochemistry.

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Crowd-sourcing intellect via online gaming can fast-track scientific discovery. Seth Cooper of the Center for Game Science tells how gamers cracked a tough problem in weeks.

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