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Community Research Program

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Here at Neosensory, we love exploring the frontiers of science and technology.

Sometimes it’s hard to get involved with research when you are not a part of a university or a large tech company. We want to make it easy for anyone to become a part of this exciting exploration. 

We are happy to announce the launch of our collaborative Community Research Program. This program aims to bring together people with different skill sets, backgrounds, and experiences to help add to the larger domain of sensory addition and augmentation research. You can choose to contribute in a major way or dip your toes in the water with smaller tasks.

You don’t have to know how to code to participate – all sorts of skills from writing to graphic design are valuable contributions to projects.

So whether you are a developer, designer, futurist, or just curious, this is the place for you. 

How does it work? 

  • Our first cohort is going to work across 3 months.
  • Three projects are going to be chosen by the community from your submissions 
  • Teams will be formed around these projects
  • You will get guidance and check-ins with members of the Neosensory team
  • There will be a dedicated Slack channel for each project

Why participate?

  • Collaborate with people from around the globe
  • Work towards publishing a paper
  • Add value to the domain
  • Share your existing skills while learning new ones
  • Gain experience

What sort of projects are we looking for?

Whether you are keen to develop a particular product like a gas detector for miners to use in conjunction with buzz or you want to explore a specific mechanism of sensory substitution (such as the role of games when learning a sense), all are welcome. If you don’t have a project idea but want to join a team there is a check box for that in the form.  

What’s next? 

We will be collecting initial ideas and forming teams over the next two weeks. Fill in this form to be involved.  As always, if you have questions jump on the developer’s Slack or send Jennie a message.

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