The term “tracking science” is intended to widen the network of people whose contribution to science is acknowledged. But the word “citizen” can be problematic.
Technology is allowing anyone to contribute to scientific research, with implications for conservation, disease prevention and much more.Read More
In 1996 we developed an Icon User Interface design for handheld computers that enabled non-literate trackers to enter complex data.Read More
The art of tracking may have been the origin of science. Science may have evolved more than a hundred thousand years ago with the evolution of modern hunter-gatherers.Read More
The term “citizen science” is intended to widen the network of people whose contribution to science is acknowledged. But the word “citizen” can be problematic.Read More
In response to recent discussion about terminology, we propose “tracking science” as a term that is more inclusive than citizen science.Read More
It was once assumed not only that rational science originated with the ancient Greek philosophic schools, but that the belief systems of prehistoric hunter-gatherers were dominated by superstitions and irrational beliefs.Read More