[Air-L] Researching Crowdfunding and Online Community
rodrigo.davies at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 08:09:27 PST 2013
I've been looking at crowdfunding for the past year at MIT's Center
for Civic Media. My interest is mostly in so-called 'civic'
crowdfunding - the use of online platforms to raise money for projects
that provide services to communities. I'm interested in questions of
fairness/equity, geography and framing. I blog fairly regularly on the
topic (rodrigodavies.com/blog) and am working on a couple of articles
at the moment.
I'd be glad to talk and hear more about your project. Likewise, I'd be
glad to connect with other AIR folks who are working in this area.
MIT Center for Civic Media
@rodrigodavies | rodrigodavies.com/blog
Find a time to talk: doodle.com/rodrigodavies
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Seda Gurses <seda at nyu.edu> wrote:
> hi alex,
> at the conference on online social networks this year, there was a track on crowdsourcing, which had a number of quantitative studies on existing platforms.
> the first presentation was titled:
> Launch Hard or Go Home! Predicting the Success of Kickstarter Campaigns
> Vincent Etter (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
> Matthias Grossglauser (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
> Patrick Thiran (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
> and may be of interest to you.
>  http://cosn.acm.org/program.html
> On Nov 5, 2013, at 10:35 AM, Filippo Trevisan <Filippo.Trevisan at glasgow.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Alex,
>> Another useful network to put this question out to would be the
>> e-campaigning forum practitioners list: http://fairsay.com/ecflist
>> I imagine many on that list would be very interested in hearing more about
>> your work and possibly collaborating.
>> Dr. Filippo Trevisan
>> Post-doctoral Research Assistant
>> Adam Smith Research Foundation
>> University of Glasgow
>> 66, Oakfield Avenue
>> Glasgow G12 8LS
>> United Kingdom
>> email: filippo.trevisan at glasgow.ac.uk
>> Web: www.filippotrevisan.net
>> Download some of my papers here:
>> On 05/11/2013 13:24, "Alexandra.Stiver" <Alexandra.Stiver at open.ac.uk>
>>> Dear colleagues,
>>> My name is Alex Stiver and I¹m a PhD researcher in the Centre for
>>> Research in Computing (http://crc.open.ac.uk/) at The Open University
>>> We are carrying out a three-year funded project related to online
>>> community and crowdfunding. Our research hopes to unearth knowledge not
>>> only about what makes crowdfunding projects successful financially, but
>>> also the nature of the relationship between crowdfunding projects and
>>> online community: how do the two impact each other across factors such as
>>> collaboration, networking, and feedback?
>>> We are wondering if colleagues may have experience with crowdfunding, and
>>> would be willing to share their stories and impressions with us:
>>> perspectives on the role of project creators or funders, involvement with
>>> the community (online or offline) associated with the project, and
>>> specific thoughts on crowdfunding platforms and processes. We would be
>>> most grateful to hear from you and to be in touch further.
>>> Please contact me <alexandra.stiver <at> open.ac.uk> if you would be
>>> willing to contribute, or for further information about the project.
>>> Many thanks!
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