Ken Goldberg and Sanjay Krishnan

The Fiat Lux Collective Discovery Engine is an experimental new social media interface that uses the wisdom of the crowds.

The engine provides a participatory visual interface to the Fiat Lux collection that combines your ratings and comments with those of others to identify the most interesting images and comments.

This experimental new social media interface for images visualizes a collection of photographs of the University of California taken in the early 1960's by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. It is a self-organizing system that arranges photos based on data about them. Users can interact with these images by rating and leaving textual comments. The system employs new algorithms to analyze ratings to identify and highlight the most insightful images and comments. The system is based on the Opinion Space interface developed at UC Berkeley: