Research in the Borlderlands: Citizen Science and Videogames FTW

Attila Szantner - Massively Multiplayer Online Science & McGill University

April 22, 2022, 10 a.m. - April 22, 2022, 11 a.m.

McConnell 103

Hosted by: Jérôme Waldispühl

Abstract: This year we announced that over 3 million players have participated in our citizen science projects in videogames, in Borderlands Science and EVE Online's Project Discovery. These efforts became among the most impactful science engagement projects of recent years. The talk will give an account of how we set up these partnerships and collaborative projects, the achievements and future plans.


Bio:  Attila is the CEO and co-founder of Massively Multiplayer Online Science (aka MMOS): a Swiss company specialized in connecting citizen science and videogames. MMOS set up collaborations with major game developers, like EVE Online's Project Discovery and Borderlands Science in Borderlands 3 engaging over 3 million players in scientific activities. MMOS founders received the prestigious Lovie Award, the Innovation Award of the University of Geneva and the IGDA Serious Games SIG Community Leadership Award. Attila has a background in computer science and he co-founded and co-designed iWiW, which was the biggest social network in Hungary before Facebook, reaching almost 5 million users.

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