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  • Introduction to Mechanical Olympics

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    Mechanical Olympics is a crowdsourced version of the Olympic Games, where anyone working on Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk can perform an Olympic event and everyone can vote for gold medal winners. During the Olympic Games a YouTube playlist showcases all of the videos created by virtual workers. The workers/performers responsible for videos with the most "likes" receive a bonus payment on Mturk.com. Mechanical Olympics is a conceptual work of art that creates an alternative version of the Olympics. It prioritizes creativity and human expression over the illusion of the ghost in the machine, suggested by "artificial artificial intelligence." Show less
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  • 2018 Mechanical Olympics Play all

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  • Winners! Play all

    Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalists of the Mechanical Olympics from 2008 to the present.
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  • 2012 Mechanical Olympics Play all

    Videos in this collection were submitted by participants from around the world for the crowdsourced, virtual Olympic-style competition.
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  • Mechanical Olympics 2010 Play all

    Videos in this playlist were made by Mechanical Turks for the Mechanical Olympics Winter 2010 Games.
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