Monday, September 19, 2011

Collaborative Gamers Solve Protein Puzzle

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

I'm finalizing my AUGIWorld Magazine Article for the BUILT - BIM to FM section of the magazine and the topic is wicked problems that require wicked tools and wicked solutions.  In researching the topic I came across the article linked below.  Wouldn't it be cool if sophisticated owners of complex facilties poured the speicfications for their facilities into an online BIM pot and allowed a distributed network of innovative young designers to collaboratively create best in class design solutions in a gaming environment?  Heck, we might even come up with a cool name for the process like, BIMStorm or something.

The article provides:

Gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for more than a decade. The gamers achieved their discovery by playing Foldit, an online game that allows players to collaborate and compete in predicting the structure of protein molecules.

Read the whole thing

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