Knowing When to Fold ‘Em

For every plea to “stop playing those worthless games and get off of that computer,” there is a now lovely retort: players of the collaborative science game FoldIt have solved an AIDS-related molecular puzzle that has long kept scientists scratching their heads.

Says Zoran Popovic, director of the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science, “Foldit shows that a game can turn novices into domain experts capable of producing first-class scientific discoveries.”

A humble Baxter bows to the game’s players and designers. Read the full article here.

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