Thursday, 24 September 2015

Crowdsourcing is Dead - Long Live Citizen Humanities

When Jeremy Corbyn recently "crowdsourced" his Prime Ministers Questions (Independent 13/9/2015) what he was really doing was engaging in a citizens movement. He wasn't doing that which the origins of crowdsourcing would suggest and I am certain he would be shocked at the Neoliberalist roots for crowdsourcing.

So let's kill off crowdsourcing as a term of use in the humanities scholarship - let's use the term Citizen Humanities or maybe you have a better idea. Let's discuss!